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Scilingo Manzorro (Adolfo Francisco) v Spain, Appeal judgment, No 798, ILDC 1430 (ES 2007), 1st October 2007, Supreme Court



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Whether the direct application of customary international criminal law was compatible with the principle of legality.

Whether crimes committed in Argentina after the coup d’état by the army of 1976 fell within the definition of crimes against humanity.

Whether Spanish courts could entertain jurisdiction over crimes committed in Argentina by the military junta on the basis of the principle of universal jurisdiction, when there was a connection with the national interest.

Keywords: Crimes against humanity; Customary international law; Genocide; Human rights, principle of legality; Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial; Jurisdiction of states, universality principle

Legal Material.  52500 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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