The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (Agenda item 86)
Summary of work
Background (source: A/68/100)
This item was included in the provisional agenda of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly at the request of the United Republic of Tanzania (A/63/237/Rev.1). The Assembly considered the item at its sixty-fourth to sixty-sixth sessions (resolutions 64/117, 65/33 and 66/103).
At its sixty-seventh session, the General Assembly took note with appreciation of the report of the Secretary-General prepared on the basis of comments and observations of Governments and relevant observers; and invited Member States and relevant observers, as appropriate, to submit information and observations on the scope and application of universal jurisdiction, including, where appropriate, information on the relevant applicable international treaties and their national legal rules and judicial practice, and requested the Secretary-General to prepare and submit to the Assembly at its sixty-eighth session a report based on such information and observations. The Assembly decided that the Sixth Committee should continue its consideration of the item, without prejudice to the consideration of the topic and related issues in other forums of the United Nations and that a working group of the Sixth Committee be established, at the sixty-eighth session of the Assembly, to continue to undertake a thorough discussion of the scope and application of universal jurisdiction. It also decided that the Working Group should be open to all Member States and that relevant observers to the Assembly would be invited to participate in the work of the Working Group (resolution 67/98).
Consideration at the sixty-eighth session (forthcoming)
Action taken by the Sixth Committee (forthcoming)
A/68/113 - Full texts of replies
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