AbstractThis digest was produced by the Due Process of Law Foundation in collaboration with the Center for Civil and Human Rights of the University of Notre Dame Law School, with financial support from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). It offers key excerpts from the jurisprudence issued by national Latin American courts that is relevant to criminal prosecution of international crimes and to the grave human rights violations that constitute these crimes. The excerpts from judicial decisions have been translated from Spanish to English and are organized by topic. They are framed by analysis that explains their content in light of international law, criminal law, and international criminal law.
This digest is intended as a practical tool that litigators, judges, and other judicial operators can use in the presentation and resolution of cases related to international crimes and grave human rights violations in light of the overlap between these two normative systems. The publication may also serve as a basis for the development of academic studies, courses, workshops, or training seminars on these issues and assist in the legislative implementation process of international laws. More broadly, the purpose is to promote national, regional, and international knowledge of the jurisprudential criteria developed by national Latin American courts. These courts have overcome juridical and political challenges in order to bring justice to societies that have experienced what the international community has recognized as the most atrocious crimes.
Uploaded By : International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF)
Upload date : Saturday, 3 May 2014