Arresting Impunity: The Case for Universal Jurisdiction in Bringing War Criminals to Accountability

@article{Joyner1996ArrestingIT,
  title={Arresting Impunity: The Case for Universal Jurisdiction in Bringing War Criminals to Accountability},
  author={Christopher C. Joyner},
  journal={Law and contemporary problems},
  year={1996},
  volume={59},
  pages={153-172}
}
  • C. Joyner
  • Published 1996
  • Political Science, Law
  • Law and contemporary problems
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