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II International Congress on Universal Jurisdiction

With the aim of discussing the draft Principles of Universal Jurisdiction approved at the 1st International Congress on Universal Jurisdiction in 2014, FIBGAR organised regional working groups in Puerto Rico, Paraguay, the Netherlands, Spain and South Africa, gathering the support of more than 100 international experts.

In September 2015, almost a year and a half later, after intense work with institutions, universities and forums of jurists from all over the world, the II Congress on Universal Jurisdiction was held in Buenos Aires.

The forum, in which countries from all over the world were represented (Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Spain, Costa Rica, Palestine, Chile, United States, Canada, Kenya and India) discussed the state of the principle of Universal Jurisdiction and the new challenges posed to guarantee the fight against impunity and the prosecution of crimes against humanity.

The result was a success: the unanimous approval of the Principles of Universal Jurisdiction, known as the Madrid-Buenos Aires Principles, a text which established new mechanisms for the fight against impunity through the application of Universal Jurisdiction in the world, and which laid the foundations for the new international legal framework, which was born with the will to lay the foundations of Universal Jurisdiction in the coming decades.


Status: Completed
Place: Global
Beneficiaries: Victims, legal operators, university students
Partners: Presidencia de la Nación Argentina, Ministerio de Relaciones exteriores y culto de la República de Argentina, Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos, Ministerio de la cultura Presidencia de la Nación Argentina, FLACMA, Federación Argentina de Municipio
Funder: Various funders
Strategic line: Universal jurisdiction

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