This chapter discusses universal jurisdiction in Austria. The chapter is organized as follows. Section A presents a tour d’horizon of the ambit of the country’s criminal law. It then considers the standing victims in criminal proceedings and the application of the principles of double criminality, lex mitior, and ne bis in idem. Section B deals with cases of universal jurisdiction or with judicial decisions in which the issue was raised. Section C concludes with a brief summary of the chapter.
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