why was adolf eichmann found guilty as a pirate ?

Sep 2019
113
Turkey
I know there're many laws about piracy but what he did was genocide . what does this have to do with piracy ?
 

Chlodio

Forum Staff
Aug 2016
4,726
Dispargum
Traditionally crimes are tried within the jurisdiction or territory of where the crimes were committed. According to this legal principle, Eichmann could only be tried in Germany, Poland, or other places where the Holocaust occurred, not in Israel. However, in the 17th and 18th centuries, pirates were tried wherever they were caught or wherever it was convenient for the arresting government to try them. This set a precedent that the Israelis used called Universal Jurisdiction. Universal Jurisdiction allowed the Israelis to try Eichmann wherever they chose, which was in Israel. Eichmann was never charged with piracy, but he was tried under the authority of Universal Jurisdiction.
 

MG1962a

Ad Honorem
Mar 2019
2,172
Kansas
Traditionally crimes are tried within the jurisdiction or territory of where the crimes were committed. According to this legal principle, Eichmann could only be tried in Germany, Poland, or other places where the Holocaust occurred, not in Israel. However, in the 17th and 18th centuries, pirates were tried wherever they were caught or wherever it was convenient for the arresting government to try them. This set a precedent that the Israelis used called Universal Jurisdiction. Universal Jurisdiction allowed the Israelis to try Eichmann wherever they chose, which was in Israel. Eichmann was never charged with piracy, but he was tried under the authority of Universal Jurisdiction.
Yeah it was some interesting shenanigans the prosecution had to go through to invoke Universal Jurisdiction.

That aside, he still could have been tried for crimes against Jewish people. The result would have been the same...........thankfully