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Chile: The case against Augusto Pinochet

, Index number: AMR 22/004/2008

Augusto Pinochet was arrested in the United Kingdom (UK) on 16 October 1998. His arrest led to a number of positive developments in the application and interpretation of international human rights law. Fundamental principles were reaffirmed, such as the scope of universal jurisdiction and the absence of immunity from prosecution for former heads of state accused of crimes such as crimes against humanity and torture.

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