Universal Criminal Jurisdiction and International Cooperation as Legislative Policy to Combat Terrorism: A Comparative Study of Domestic Legislations of Different Nations

Nirmal Kanti Chakrabarti and Dr. Arpita Mitra

The „universal jurisdiction‟ principle or „universality principle‟ operates “without regard to where the crime was committed, the nationality of the alleged or convicted perpetrator, the nationality of the victim, or any other connection to the state exercising such jurisdiction”. Now due to some emerging crimes developed which are of international concern most states have passed criminal legislations providing universal jurisdiction, terrorism is one of such offences. This paper is an endeavor to study nature of the provisions of universal criminal jurisdictions and international cooperation which have already been adopted in domestic criminal legislations by many States to combat offence of terrorism. The study reveals that most of the States either through amendment of criminal law or by new legislative measures adopted principles of universal jurisdiction and / or international cooperation as a strategy to combat terrorism.

Volume 12 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 1248-1253

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP5/20201882