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Universal JurisdictionInternational and Municipal Legal Perspectives$
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Luc Reydams

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199274260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274260.001.0001

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(p.102) 6 Belgium
Universal Jurisdiction

Luc Reydams

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses universal jurisdiction in Belgium. The chapter is organized as follows. Section A presents a tour d’horizon of the ambit of the country’s criminal law. It then considers the standing victims in criminal proceedings and the application of the principles of double criminality, lex mitior, and ne bis in idem. Section B deals with cases of universal jurisdiction or with judicial decisions in which the issue was raised. Section C concludes with a brief summary of the chapter.

Keywords:   universal jurisdiction, criminal law, double criminality, case law

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