Fabrice Randoux

Belgium's landmark ruling: Sharon to be sued for war crimes

“Today’s ruling clears the way for Sharon to be tried once he ceases to be prime minister, regardless of whether he is in Belgium or not. It also enables a war crimes trial of Israeli General Amos Yaron, who oversaw the Beirut sector in 1982.” Fabrice Randoux reports for Australia’s Sunday Times from Belgium, a country that has given teeth to the legal principle of Universal Jurisdiction.