The Second World War generated a plethora of national trials, especially for war crimes. Nevertheless, these were low in number of national prosecutions of international crimes when compared to that of atrocities occurring around the world.1 States have proved to be highly selective in deciding whether to prosecute, especially when a case concerned their own nationals. In addition, international crimes cases have often been handled as regular crimes under national criminal law.2 Nevertheless, in recent years, a gradual shift can be observed towards national...
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