Imprescriptibility


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IMPRESCRIPTIBILITY. The state of being incapable of prescription.
     2. A property which is held in trust is imprescriptible; that is the trustee cannot acquire a title to it by prescription; nor can the borrower of a thing get a right to it by any lapse of time, unless he claims an adverse right to it during the time required by law.

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On presentism and its relation to imprescriptibility see Francois Hartog, Regimes d'historicite.
Even if the states' motivations for not ratifying these instruments does not affect the principle of the imprescriptibility of war crimes, the nonapplicability of statutory limitations does not emerge as a generally accepted principle of international criminal law.
Some jurists believe that since Guatemala has not ratified the convention on imprescriptibility of crimes, no crime is imprescriptible.
Nevertheless, if Paul Thibault is to be believed, this is the price that must be paid for the introduction of the notion of imprescriptibility into French law.
Under the measure, judges and prosecutors would not be able to argue imprescriptibility (that is, the inapplicability of the statute of limitations) regarding acts that occurred before Nov.