Case of Barrios Altos and La Cantuta v. Peru

  title={Case of Barrios Altos and La Cantuta v. Peru},
  author={Jorge Contesse},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  pages={568 - 574}
  • J. Contesse
  • Published 1 July 2019
  • Political Science, Law
  • American Journal of International Law
On May 30, 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Court) ordered Peru to review the presidential pardon granted to former president and dictator Alberto Fujimori, who had been convicted and imprisoned for his role in serious human rights violations. The Peruvian Supreme Court obliged and, after examining the merits of the presidential pardon through a special procedure set up to assess the pardon's conformity with international human rights law, invalidated the pardon, effectively… 
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