Title: From Pinochet to Rumsfeld: Universal Jurisdiction in Europe 1998-2008
Author: Wolfgang Kaleck
Journal: 30 (3) Michigan Journal of International Law 927
Date: June 2009
This article looks at European practice concerning universal jurisdiction from 1998 to 2008. It examines the problems and obstacles faced, as well as alternative and complementary mechanisms. It further considers a transnational, interdisciplinary and strategic approach to universal jurisdiction. The author is the founder of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights.