United States of America
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Relevant cases in the United States of America
Crimes Against Humanity
Torture: 18 USC 2340-2340B
Relevant case: The first successful prosecution in the US for torture was in 2007 against Chuckie Taylor (Liberia).
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.