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The Pinochet precedent and the “Garzón effect”: on catalysts, contestation and loose ends

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The Pinochet precedent and the “Garzón effect”: on catalysts, contestation and loose ends


On 10th October 1998 General Augusto Pinochet was indicted, for human rights violations committed in Chile under his regime, by Spanish magistrate Baltasar Garzón. The author analyses the efforts to bring General Pinochet to justice in Chile, Argentina, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Britain and the United States and its implications for international law and human rights. Article based on a public lecture delivered at the IALS on 22 October 2001 by Professor David Sugarman (Law School, Lancaster University and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, IALS) - published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

Sugarman, David (2002) The Pinochet precedent and the “Garzón effect”: on catalysts, contestation and loose ends. Amicus Curiae, 2002 (42). pp. 10-16.


Item Type: Article
Subjects: Law
Keywords: International law, International criminal law, Diplomatic immunity, Pinochet case
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Collections: Amicus Curiae
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URI: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/3695
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