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New blog online

Our readers might be interested to learn about the new Erga Omnes weblog. Here is a description of what the website is about:

This site explores universal jurisdiction, through the prism of politics and human rights. Universal jurisdiction is the revolutionary idea that any country can prosecute anyone for basic human rights crimes committed anywhere. Usually, this is a topic covered by legal experts, but I’m a political scientist and human rights scholar. I am especially curious about the contentious place of universal jurisdiction in today’s world—about the political and social struggles that ensue when states attempt to prosecute non-nationals for human rights crimes and the ethical and policy questions that follow. The blog offers a space to reflect broadly on universal jurisdiction around the world, on contemporary debates and developments, including those surrounding torture, genocide, and piracy on the high seas.


  1. Nikolaos Sitaropoulos Nikolaos Sitaropoulos 27 February 2012

    Post-war justice and reconciliation in the region of former Yugoslavia
    The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, has published his new thematic webpage concerning post-war justice and reconciliation in the region of former Yugoslavia.
    It contains the Commissioner’s positions on post-war justice and durable peace in the region, based on his country-monitoring reports, viewpoints and human rights comments, links to these documents as well as to other major relevant resources of the Council of Europe and the United Nations.
    Link to the webpage:

  2. Gentian Zyberi Gentian Zyberi 28 February 2012

    Thank you Nikolaos for bringing this to our readers’ attention. A paper I have written on the issue of reparations and transitional justice in the Balkans, where I draw on Mr. Hammarberg’s work, will be published soon.

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