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Winter 7-1-2004


It is the overall goal of this article to assess and evaluate concepts of universal jurisdiction and the interrelated right to a fair trial within the capsule of Prosecutor v. Niyonteze. This article analyzes the Niyonteze trial both within a framework of comparative law and against contemporary international law theories of universal jurisdiction and fair trial standards. In this article the term "due process" is subsumed into the larger concept of a fair trial. Likewise, a specific theory of universal jurisdiction is adopted. While universal jurisdiction and the right to a fair trial are often seen as exclusive areas, this article advances a theory of interrelationship.

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University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review



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