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- International law : The formal conduct of interactions between nation-states, both at the national level and on behalf of their citizens; generally accepted as first formalized by Hugo Grotius.
- Hostis humani generis : A legal principle that certain acts, such as piracy, slavery and genocide, puts one outside the norms of civilization and makes one an "enemy of all mankind", subject to early forms of universal jurisdiction or summary action
- Universal jurisdiction : A concept in international law that allows a nation to prosecute an individual charged with offenses against humanity, with no requirement that the defendant or victim be a national of the Requesting State or indeed, that there are any links to the Requesting State and the defendant
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- Forti v. Suarez Mason : A 1987 U.S. case that determined that the principle of hostis humani generis applied to torturers, and thus placed them under universal jurisdiction, such that they could be appreheded by any country even though the torture had taken place in that country, and the parties were not citizens of that country
- Martinez Baca v. Suarez Mason : Add brief definition or description
- Torture : The infliction of mental or physical pain, for punishment or as an interrogation technique.