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The Pinochet Case

Origins, Progress and Implications

Edited by Madeleine Davis

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), Alexandra Barahona de Brito (Instituto de Estudos Estrategicos e Internacionais and Universidade Moderna, Lisbon), Francisco Bravo López (Chilean Interior Ministry), Juan E. Garcés (1999 recipient of the Right Livelihood Award for his work in preparing the Pinochet case), Carlos Huneeus (CERC, Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Brian Loveman (San Diego State University), Carlos Malamud (Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos, Madrid), Antonio Remiro Brotóns (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Naomi Roht-Arriaza (University of California, Hastings College of Law), and Diana Woodhouse (Oxford Brookes University).

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