Details of Treaty No.082

European Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitation to Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes
Title European Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitation to Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes
Reference CETS No.082
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 25/01/1974  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States
Entry into Force 27/06/2003  - 3 Ratifications.
Summary

The aim of this Convention is to ensure that the punishment of crimes against humanity and the most serious violations of the laws and customs of war is not prevented by statutory limitations whether in relation to prosecution or to the enforcement of the punishment.

The text refers in particular to violations of the 1948 United Nations' Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and to violations of the four Geneva Conventions (1949) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces, of Prisoners of War and of Civilian Persons in Time of War.


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