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Summary Since May 2017, new evidence has become public corroborating longstanding allegations that Peru’s former president Ollanta Humala Tasso (2011-2016) would be responsible for egregious human rights violations committed by security forces in the…
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Seeking justice for the ongoing grave human rights abuses in Syria has proven largely elusive. Now the shield of impunity is beginning to crack.
 Several countries, including Sweden, Germany, and France are in the process of investigating some…
Syrian Man Carries Children After Barrel Bomb Attack
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What’s the basis for European courts to try atrocities committed in Syria and Iraq? What is universal jurisdiction? Does universal jurisdiction mean that every country can investigate any grave international crime committed in Syria and Iraq? What…
Syrian Man Carries Children After Barrel Bomb Attack
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Standing in the packed courtroom annex as a Supreme Court panel this week sentenced the former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori to 25 years in prison for two massacres and two kidnappings, I had mixed emotions. As a human rights advocate who has…
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(Lima) - Today's conviction of Alberto Fujimori, former president of Peru, is a major advance for human rights accountability in the region and beyond, Human Rights Watch said today. A three-judge panel of the Peruvian Supreme Court found Fujimori guilty…
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The trial of former President Alberto Fujimori of Peru for human rights abuses has been conducted in a fair and thorough manner, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch released an eight-page question-and-answer document concerning the case and…
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What are the charges against Former President Alberto Fujimori of Peru? On September 20, 2007, the Chilean Supreme Court authorized the extradition of Fujimori to Peru to face prosecution on a number of charges relating to serious violations of human…
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Justice for past abuses is a leading human rights concern in Peru. While authorities have made some progress in holding accountable those responsible for some abuses committed during its 20-year armed conflict (1980-2000), most perpetrators continue to…
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(Washington, DC) – The 35-year sentence for grave human rights abuses of the former head of Peru’s intelligence service is an important step for justice, Human Rights Watch said today. Gen. Julio Salazar Monroe, former head of the National Intelligence…
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John Laughland suggests that human rights organisations, including Human Rights Watch, are more concerned about the conviction of former heads of state than about them getting fair trials. Nothing could be further from the truth. (Fujimori's trial could…
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In a landmark case, the Chilean Supreme Court announced on September 21 its decision to extradite former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori to Peru to face trial for human rights abuses. Fujimori is charged in the killings of 25 people in two separate…
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Chile's extradition of former president Alberto Fujimori back to Peru to stand trial on allegations of death squad killings and corruption shows that the world is becoming a smaller place for people who commit atrocities. Until recently, if you killed one…
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(New York) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet made the case for Chile’s membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council during a visit to Human Rights Watch’s New York headquarters today. “We believe that Chile has something to say and something…
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(Santiago) – The Chilean Supreme Court’s decision to extradite former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori to Peru to face trial for human rights abuses is welcome and unprecedented, said Human Rights Watch today. Human Rights Watch noted that this is the…
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(Washington, DC) — The ruling by Chilean Judge Orlando Alvarez denying Peru’s request for the extradition of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is fundamentally flawed, Human Rights Watch said today. The decision made on July 11, 2007 cannot be…
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On June 7, the Chilean Supreme Court’s chief prosecutor recommended the extradition of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, who is charged in Peru with murder, torture, and forced disappearances, as well as with multiple charges of corruption and…
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(Washington, DC) – Today the Chilean judge overseeing the extradition proceedings for former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori closed the investigative period when parties are allowed to present evidence, but Fujimori has failed to respond to evidence…
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Dr. Alan García   President-elect of Perú   Lima, Perú     Dear President-elect Alan García:     I am writing to share Human Rights Watch's concerns regarding one of the most important challenges that you will face during your new term as president of…
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(New York) – Chile must minimize the risk that former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori will flee Chile to avoid his extradition to Peru on charges of corruption and human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. Yesterday Fujimori was released…
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(Washington, DC) - Peru's military has systematically failed to provide courts and prosecutors with the identities of military personnel under investigation for human rights abuses committed during the country's armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said in…