Latin America and the Caribbean

IACHR Welcomes New Law Banning Physical Punishment of Children in Brazil (July 11, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On July 11, 2014, The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights welcomed the passing of

The Pinochet Arrest and Possible Extradition to Spain

On the basis of an arrest warrant issued by a judge in Spain, British authorities are holding General Augusto Pinochet, the former head of state of Chile, on Spanish charges of crimes against humanity, including genocide and terrorism, that are alleged to have occurred during Pinochet's rule in Chile. It is anticipated that a request to extradite him to Spain will be forthcoming. 
 
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Volume: 
3
Issue: 
12
Author: 
Frederic L. Kirgis
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OAS Mediates in Belize-Guatemala Border Dispute

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On November 8, 2000, the heads of the delegations of Belize and Guatemala signed an agreement to adopt a comprehensive set of "confidence-building measures to avoid incidents between the two countries", according to the press release E-195/00 issued by the Permanent Council of the Organization of the American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. This agreement was described by the Secretary-General of the OAS, Cesar Gaviria, as a milestone. 
 
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Volume: 
5
Issue: 
20
Author: 
Montserrat Gorina-Ysern
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OAS Mediates in Belize-Guatemala Border Dispute

I. Introduction: 
 
On November 8, 2000, the heads of the delegations of Belize and Guatemala signed an agreement to adopt a comprehensive set of "confidence-building measures to avoid incidents between the two countries", according to the press release E-195/00 issued by the Permanent Council of the Organization of the American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. This agreement was described by the Secretary-General of the OAS, Cesar Gaviria, as a milestone. 
 
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Volume: 
5
Issue: 
20
Author: 
Montserrat Gorina-Ysern
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Pinochet Arrest in Chile

According to news reports, General Augusto Pinochet has been indicted in Chile on kidnapping charges arising out of the disappearance of 19 political opponents in the first months of his rule in Chile, which began in 1973.  In August 2000, the Chilean Supreme Court had removed his immunity from prosecution under Chilean law.
 
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Volume: 
5
Issue: 
19
Author: 
Frederic L. Kirgis
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Nicaragua Sues Colombia before the World Court over a Dispute Concerning Territorial Questions and Maritime Delimitation in the Western Caribbean

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Volume: 
6
Issue: 
21
Author: 
Pieter H.F. Bekker
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WTO Appellate Body Rules on Dominican Republic Cigarette Imports

In early April 2005, the WTO Appellate Body (AB) issued a ruling in an appeal of a case brought by Honduras against measures taken by the Dominican Republic in connection with the importation and internal sale of cigarettes.[1] One of the measures was a requirement that a tax stamp be affixed to all cigarettes.
 
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Volume: 
9
Issue: 
16
Author: 
Eliza Patterson
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