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The ‘English’ patient : General Augusto Pinochet and international law /
Paul Sondrol.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, [2000]
description
1 online resource
ISBN
1569272301
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, [2000]
isbn
1569272301
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 10, 2018).
abstract
This case study examines the political and legal ramifications of the October 1998 arrest in London of Augusto Pinochet, the former general who seized power in a violent coup d’etat and ruled Chile for 17 years, on a warrant from a Spanish judge charging him with the murder, torture, or kidnapping of thousands during his dictatorship that ended in 1990. The case highlights the conflicting and cooperative goals of governments in Britain, Chile, Spain, and the U.S. in attempting to resolve a protracted international incident. In the process, the study analyzes the nature of Pinochet’s dictatorship, describes how his arrest reopened wounds in Chilean society, and assesses American complicity in the 1973 coup that brought him to power. It also underscores Pinochet’s arrest as a watershed in the emerging field of human rights law that, in part, led to the creation of the Rome Treaty and the International Criminal Court.
language note
In English.
catalogue key
12963831
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 11-12).

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