For further information on Australia's laws and state practices please visit the following resources:
Relevant cases in the United Kingdom
Crimes Against Humanity
Geneva Conventions Act 1957
War Crimes Act 1991
Relevant case: The only successful UK prosecution for Nazi-era war crimes was in 1999 against Anthony Sawoniuk. The Act was also used to investigate Simeon Serafinowicz.
Criminal Justice Act 1988, s. 134
Taking of Hostages Act 1982
List of universal jurisdiction cases
Caveat: This description of the law does not purport to be complete. Before embarking on any investigation one should consult with local legal experts. This page was last reviewed on the 18 August 2010.