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Mexico

In Mexico, cartels are hunting down police at their homes

The notoriously violent Jalisco cartel has responded to Mexico’s “hugs, not bullets” policy with a policy of its own: The cartel kidnapped several members of an elite police force in the state of Guanajuato, tortured them to obtain names and addresses of fellow officers and is now hunting down and killing police at their homes,

Opinion

Opinion: Germany Used “Universal Jurisdiction” to Convict ex-Syrian Official Who Sent Protestors to Torture Camp

Germany recently convicted a Syrian national for acts committed in Syria, against Syrians. What in international law would authorize such an extraordinary exercise of jurisdiction? The answer is the doctrine of “universal jurisdiction,” which permits any nation to exercise jurisdiction over especially grave violations of international law with no territorial or national connection to the

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