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Chile: The inescapable obligation of the international community to bring to justice perpetrators of crimes against humanity: a briefing

, Index number: AMR 22/016/1998

This document summarises the background to the 1973 coup in Chile and the failure to tackle the question of the impunity of the major actors in that coup and the subsequent human rights abuses. It examines the concept of universal jurisdiction over crimes against humanity and the position under international law regarding such crimes.

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