Article VI of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (hereinafter the ‘Genocide Convention’ or ‘the Convention’), establishes the jurisdictional basis for prosecutions over genocide. It recognizes two jurisdictions: national territorial jurisdiction and international jurisdiction. Thus, in relation to states, this article only provides for territorial jurisdiction over genocide. The analysis of the travaux préparatoires shows that most states were firmly opposed to the universality principle. Although territoriality is a widely...
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