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Universal Jurisdiction in International Law: Definition & Cases

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The ability of a court to hear a case is called _____.

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1. The ability of a court to hear a case regardless of the nationality of the perpetrator or where the events took place is called _____.

2. A nation will legislate universal jurisdiction into their domestic law usually only for what types of crimes?

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Use the worksheet/quiz combo to check your comprehension of universal jurisdiction in international law. How universal jurisdiction is created and how it works are topics covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments aid in testing your knowledge of:

  • Country that has jurisdiction over a French citizen who steals a baguette from an American in Japan
  • Term for the ability of a court to hear a case
  • When a nation legislates universal jurisdiction into their domestic law

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the ability to hear a case regardless of the nationality of the perpetrator or where the events took place
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on universal jurisdiction in international law
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how nations create universal jurisdiction for certain crimes and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, take a look at the lesson called Universal Jurisdiction in International Law: Definition & Cases. This lesson helps you complete the following tasks:

  • Examine the purpose of universal jurisdiction
  • Identify the number of nations that use some form of universal jurisdiction
  • Review an example of universal jurisdiction at play
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