Ljubljana-Hague Convention to ease prosecution of worst international crimes

After almost two weeks of intense negotiations, experts from more than 70 countries gathered in Ljubljana adopted a document to cooperate in the investigation and prosecution of the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. It is the first such treaty since the 1998 Rome Statute.

"This will finally fill the legal vacuum in the field of international legal aid & extradition against alleged perpetrators of the most serious international crimes," the Slovenian Foreign Ministry tweeted as the biggest diplomatic conference ever hosted by Slovenia came to a successful...

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