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Inter-American Court, Crimes Against Humanity and Peacebuilding in South America
(2010)
  • Joan Sánchez
  • International Catalan Institute for Peace, International Catalan Institute for Peace
Abstract

The present work contains a general overview of the sentences of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR), which have recognized that crimes against humanity are pre-existing in customary law, and do not prescribe, nor can they be subject to amnesty or pardon. Specific attention is paid to the consequent restrictions and opportunities offered by said verdicts to countries such as Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Peru, which find themselves in post conflict transition processes and where peace has been negotiated with certain groups and state structures that are responsible for carrying out crimes against humanity. In doing so, special attention is paid to the impact of the recognition of the nature of crimes against humanity on the notion of the principle of legality, stricto sensu; on the development and evolution of the doctrine and the practice of international human rights law in the inter-American context; and finally on the aforementioned processes of transitional justice

Keywords
  • international criminal law,
  • human public law,
  • international human rights law,
  • trasitional justice,
  • culture of peace
Publication Date
May, 2010
Comments
International Catalan Institute for Peace, Working Paper No. 2010/2 http://www20.gencat.cat/docs/icip/Continguts/Publicacions/WorkingPapers/Arxius/WP10_2_ANG.pdf
Citation Information
Joan Sánchez and International Catalan Institute for Peace. "Inter-American Court, Crimes Against Humanity and Peacebuilding in South America" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joan_sanchez/1/