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Having established heinousness and dismissed most of the mitigating evidence, the judge's explanation of weighing takes just one sentence: "This Court finds the aggravating factors far outweigh the non-statutory mitigating factor, and they do so beyond all reasonable doubt" (p.
195) In particular, the requirement of a certain link to the forum state--that is, beyond the mere presence of the accused--seems to be irrelevant to the original concept of universal jurisdiction, thus undermining its fundamental idea of prosecution on the basis of the universally acknowledged heinousness of the criminal conduct.
Mumbai, Jan 25 ( ANI ): Eminent Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who was instrumental in sending lone surviving militant of 2008 Mumbai attack Ajmal Kasab to the gallows, has termed David Headley's sentence as meagre in comparison to the brutality and heinousness of the crime.
But in light of the heinousness of the crime, the intent of the minor and the fact that he is just a few months short of turning 18, Tirath said: " Technically he is still a minor, but it's hard to ignore his intention.
While I have attempted to test for the factors reflected in the Crawford-line decisions, it is possible that other facts about each case--the characteristics of the offender and victim, the heinousness of the charged crime, and the strength of other evidence--have a role to play.
189) Exercising universal jurisdiction over acts of maritime piracy is warranted because of the general heinousness of the crime and the fact that it is directed against ships and persons of any and all nations--disrupting international trade and commerce.
His bill to the chancellor was motivated less out of a concern for his own wellbeing than it was by the "great heinousness that divine service is not kept .
Regardless of the heinousness of the previous abuse, those injuries are not what put McGuire or similar defendants on trial.
If she was not deterred by the fact that her husband's murderer was trying to seduce her literally over her husband's dead body, his spittle-covered ring further emphasized the heinousness of Richard's aims.
Again the heinousness of blood relations dominates and con- spiracies of mother Maliki, father Chochak and uncle Kaido are shown in the name of honor.
The newspaper said it is time for Israel to stop interfering in Palestinian internal affairs, as well as take notice of the heinousness of its occupation, which violates international law, and reconsider its practices.
The effect of terror is also generated by the readers' possible response to Hop-Frog's heinousness because Poe successfully sustains that effect in the reader due to the incertitude of the protagonist's identity as either man or beast.