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The Pinochet Case

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Edited by: Diana Woodhouse

ISBN13: 9781841131023
ISBN: 1841131024
Published: January 2000
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £67.00

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This collection of essays is concerned with the legal and constitutional issues surrounding the Pinochet case and is aimed at all those, whether lawyers or non-lawyers, with an interest in the House of Lords' decisions and their implications. The introduction provides a calendar of events and considers the interaction between the courts and the Home Secretary in the extradition process.;The book is then divided into two parts. The first consists of three related essays, which critically assess the suitability of the House of Lords - in the light of Pinochet - as the final court of appeal for constitutional and political cases, its decision on the ""Hoffman question"", and, in this context, its failure to take account of the jurisprudence of the ECHR. Part two also consists of three essays which are concerned with the wider, international implications. They consider the concept of justice in relation to Pinochet, the internationalization of criminal justice and its conflict with the freedom of states to grant national amnesties, and the decision of the House of Lords to refuse Pinochet, as a former head of state, immunity from prosecution. The three House of Lords' judgments on Pinochet are included in an annex to the essays, enabling the reader to easily make reference to the cases.

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Introduction: the extradition of Pinochet - a calendar of events, Diana Woodhouse.
Part 1 Pinochet, the House of Lords and the issue of bias: the House of Lords as a political and constitutional court - lessons from the Pinochet case, David Robertson; Pinochet 2 - the questions of jurisdiction and bias, Evadne Grant; Pinochet, bias and the European Convention on Human Rights, Paul Catley and Lisa Claydon.
Part 2 Pinochet, justice and international law: Pinochet and issues of morality and justice, Judith Hendrick; sovereign immunity under international law - the case of Pinochet, Jonathan Black-Branch; Pinochet and the administration of international criminal justice, Ben Chigara.