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The 1998 arrest of Senator Augusto Pinochet in London, on the orders of a Spanish judge seeking his extradition for human rights crimes, made headlines all over the world. Part of a wider, ongoing attempt by human rights activists and lawyers to prosecute the crimes of Latin American military regimes, the case has important implications for national and international law and for politics, diplomacy, and democracy. This book brings together political scientists and lawyers from Latin America, the United States, Spain, and the UK to analyze the political and historical context of the case, its progress through the courts in the UK and Chile, its handling by national governments, and its political and legal implications, both national and international. Contributors include Alan Angell (St Antony's College, Oxford, UK), Alexandra Barahona de Brito (Instituto de Estudos Estrategicos e Internacionais and Universidade Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal), Francisco Bravo Lopez (Chilean Interior Ministry), Juan E. Garces (1999 recipient of the Right Livelihood Award for his work in preparing the Pinochet case), Carlos Huneeus (CERC, Chile and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), Brian Loveman (San Diego State University, USA), Carlos Malamud (Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estrategicos, Madrid, Spain), Antonio Remiro Brotons (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain), Naomi Roht-Arriaza (University of California, Hastings College of Law, USA), and Diana Woodhouse (Oxford Brookes University, UK).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781900039529
ISBN-10: 1900039524
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 266
Imprint: Institute for the Study of the Americas
Publisher: Institute for Latin American Studies
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Madeleine Davis

Madeleine Davis is lecturer in politics at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

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