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Legal News
23 Dec 2009
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] Former Argentine president Carlos Menem [official profile; BBC profile] was indicted by the Federal Court on Tuesday on corruption charges. Menem is charged [Buenos Aires Herald report] with overpaying government officials while he was in office from 1989 to 1999. Menem's well-known minister of economy, Domingo Cavallo [G30 profile], … [read more]


Academic Commentary
26 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnists Olga Martin-Ortega of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London (UK), and Jordi Palou-Loverdos, a lawyer who has represented Rwandan, Congolese and Spanish victims of crimes against humanity before the Spanish courts, say that preserving Spain's broad universal jurisdiction law from growing political … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jun 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Rights group Equipo Nizkor [advocacy website] has petitioned Spain's National Court [press release, in Spanish; Human Rights Blog backgrounder] to extradite and try four former Nazi officers for alleged war crimes committed during WWII, a group lawyer said Tuesday. The suit was brought on behalf of a concentration camp … [read more]


Legal News
1 Apr 2008
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] Former Argentinean naval officer Ricardo Miguel Cavallo [Trial Watch profile; JURIST news archive] was extradited Monday from Spain to Argentina, where he will face trial for crimes committed during Argentina's 1976-83 "Dirty War" [Global Security backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Cavallo was a lieutenant at the Navy School of Mechanics … [read more]


Legal News
1 Mar 2008
by Nick Fiske

[JURIST] Spain's National Court on Friday said that it will drop its prosecution of former Argentine naval officer Ricardo Miguel Cavallo [TrialWatch profile; JURIST news archive] and extradite him back to his home country where he will stand trial for for his role in the disappearance of hundreds of people … [read more]


Legal News
19 Dec 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] A court in Argentina on Tuesday convicted eight formal officials for human rights abuses committed during the 1976-83 Dirty War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. The seven former army officers and a former police official were tried in connection with the kidnapping, torture and disappearances of a group of leftist guerrillas. Three … [read more]


Legal News
8 Nov 2007
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] Argentinian President Nestor Kirchner [official website] dedicated a new monument to victims of the 1976-83 Dirty War [Global Security backgrounder] in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. The monument, on which the names of thousands of victims are engraved, sits beside the Rio de la Plata, where drugged prisoners who were … [read more]


Legal News
19 Oct 2007
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Former Argentinian coast guard officer Hector Febres went on trial Thursday on charges of kidnapping and torturing four people at the Navy Mechanics School [BBC backgrounder] during Argentina's Dirty War [Global Security backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. If convicted, Febres faces life in prison. Last week, an Argentinean court sentenced … [read more]


Legal News
10 Oct 2007
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] An Argentinean court sentenced former military chaplain Christian von Wernich [Trial Watch profile] Tuesday to life imprisonment for participating in seven homicides, 34 cases of torture and 42 cases of kidnapping during the Argentina's Dirty War [Global Security backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Von Wernich is the third person to … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jul 2007
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] The Spanish Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that former Argentine naval officer Ricardo Miguel Cavallo [TrialWatch profile] can properly be tried in Spain for crimes against humanity. The decision comes after months of jurisdictional disputes. Last December, the Spanish High Court ruled that the country did not have jurisdiction [JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
21 Feb 2007
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] A Spanish judge requested permission from Mexico Wednesday to extradite former Argentine naval officer Ricardo Miguel Cavallo [TrialWatch profile] back to Argentina. Cavallo was extradited from Mexico to Spain and has been in Spanish custody since 2003. In January 2006, he was charged with genocide [JURIST report], organized terrorism … [read more]


Legal News
21 Dec 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Spain's High Court ruled Wednesday that it does not have jurisdiction to try former Argentinean naval officer Ricardo Miguel Cavallo [TrialWatch profile] for crimes committed during Argentina's "dirty war" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. Cavallo has been in Spanish custody since 2003 and early this year was charged with genocide [JURIST report], … [read more]


Academic Commentary
11 Dec 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Chandra Lekha Sriram, Chair of Human Rights at the University of East London School of Law (UK), says that while the legal pursuit of late Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet in recent years represented a step forward for human rights law, his death without facing trial reflects … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre

[JURIST] Spanish authorities have charged former Argentine naval officer Ricardo Miguel Cavallo [TrialWatch profile] with genocide for his involvement in the disappearance of hundreds of people during a 1976 Argentine military coup. Papers published Wednesday allege that between 20,000 and 30,000 people were forcibly kidnapped or "disappeared" following the takeover, … [read more]

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