“Several European countries are giving Syrian and Iraqi refugees whose lives have been torn apart a ray of hope that the crimes against them won’t go unpunished,” said Balkees Jarrah
, senior international justice counsel at Human Rights Watch. “Universal jurisdiction cases also strengthen the foundation for including justice in any eventual peace agreement.”
The Q&A explains how the universal jurisdiction principle works, outlines cases that have been brought in various European countries, and includes information on how to strengthen these efforts. The video includes interviews with experts and a Syrian activist to explain how the process is working.