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Universal Jurisdiction in South African Law

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What does the principle of universal jurisdiction allow a South African court to do?

Assume jurisdiction over any person accused of a crime against humanity worldwide.

In what Act is the extra-territorial jurisdiction of South African courts regarding crimes against humanity statutorily defined?

Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act

Under what principle can a South African court have jurisdiction over a national who has committed an offence in a foreign country?

Principle of active personality

Which act in South Africa relates to Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters)?

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act

What is a serious violation according to the Extradition Act procedures?

Abducting/kidnapping an accused from a foreign state to stand trial in South Africa.

In the context of international law, what does the principle of passive personality relate to?

It grants jurisdiction based on the nationality of the victim.

Test your knowledge on the principle of universal jurisdiction in South African law, which allows courts to prosecute individuals for crimes against humanity regardless of where the crime occurred or the nationality of the perpetrator or victim. Explore the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act and its implications.

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