THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Assembly of the United Nations,
Delegation: The nation of Argentina
Question of: Applying the law of Universal Jurisdiction to crimes committed on a
national and international level.
Submitted by: Argentina (Jeneane Jaber 9A)
- Recognizing the importance of protecting universal jurisdiction’s autonomy body to
function independently, and without being influenced by other politics or international
relations between countries.
- Fully aware of the fact that the law is being exercised too frequently and isn't being
fully applied, the way it should be, and different people are being cast aside, and not
applying the law of Universal Jurisdiction the way the rules state they should be.
- Having examined that other countries are violating laws because of the allies they have
created with other countries shouldn’t stop them from issuing an arrest weren’t against
the crime made.
-Deeply aware that Argentina's program to attain truth and justice about the crimes of the
past was cut short when factions of the military staged four uprisings against the
democratic regime. The laws of Punto Final (Full Stop) and Obediencia Debida (Due
Obedience), enacted in 1986 and 1987 under the pressure of that military unrest,
terminated the prosecution of an estimated four hundred identified perpetrators
- Taking into account that Israelis is fully aware of the many committed crimes against
the Palestinians but when they travel abroad they can possibly be arrested and judges in
these countries but because of the relationship between the government and the other
countries government they disrupt justice from taking place, or revise the law all together
so that future incidents like this never happen.
1. Calls upon people to further debate the application of Universal Jurisdiction to crimes
committed all over the world on a national and international level;
2.Urges that people take notice of the many problems with universal jurisdiction, such as
a) Is the abuse of power people take upon the law
i), such as political groups against other politicians.
b) Low level judges issuing arrest warrants against politician,
i) The fact that the evidence is irrelevant and could be easily revoked, is
ii) Just the fact that the politician was arrested can send a politician out of
business, simply because his reputation is destroyed.
c) Bribe, with money, or power, given a higher authority or role in judgment;
3. Requests that people apply the following regulations to solve the problem of countries
excluding the law of Universal Jurisdiction in their nation:
a) A general assembly discussing further information to encourage Universal
b) Confirming the laws with different nations, not excluding other countries from
being well informed of the laws
c) Allowing a group to debate the causes and actions that will be taken to insure
that Universal Jurisdiction is applied on a national and international level worldwide;
4. Fully alarmed by the fact that some lawyers that are taking part in courting universal
jurisdiction’s favoritism on some countries and people over others, due to their
nationality or because of history they had with the person accused of the crime. This
solution could be solved by,
a) Instead of having one person sign the papers and give permission for the arrest
directly, but to have more than one judge present there at the time of the evidence being
shown so that more than one judge comes down with a final conclusion of weather the
arrest should take place or not;
5. Encourages that all legal countries and nations and members of state to understand
that it is illogical to have a law such as Universal Jurisdiction if people aren't going to
stand by it, and to make it clear what the laws are, creating a realistic and uncorrupted
law in witch people will accept and stand to the rules of;
6. Trusts that the law of universal jurisdiction should have full authority and power to
change any national law put into any national or international country, state, town and
home such as;
a) Having the authority to nationalize anyone born in that country
b) The authority to change the payment of minimum wage
c) To allow any corporal punishment decided on act
d) The power to rule of the death penalty;
7. Takes note of the fact that the ‘League of Nations’ (much very similar to Universal
jurisdiction) was a failed group such as universal jurisdiction, but only because it was
organized in the end of world war one, during the great depression, and working to learn
from their mistakes to create a more organized and sustainable law.