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Unpublished Paper
Truth Behind Bars: Colombian Paramilitary Leaders in U.S. Custody
International Human Rights Law Clinic Reports (2010)
  • Laurel E. Fletcher
  • Roxanna Altholz, Berkeley Law
  • International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley Law, International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley Law
Abstract
The United States should reform its policies and practices regarding criminal prosecutions of extradited Colombian paramilitaries to better support U.S. foreign policy interests by promoting Defendants’ cooperation with Colombian law enforcement. Active U.S. support of Colombian accountability measures will (1) strengthen the rule of law in Colombia; (2) address unsolved murders of Colombian trade unionists, an obstacle to securing a U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement; and (3) align U.S. foreign policy with international law.
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Publication Date
February, 2010
Citation Information
Laurel E. Fletcher, Roxanna Altholz and International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley Law. "Truth Behind Bars: Colombian Paramilitary Leaders in U.S. Custody" International Human Rights Law Clinic Reports (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roxanna_altholz/9/