After the Pinochet case. What is the current state of international law concerning heads of state in domestic courts for the international crime of torture - A law essay

von: Otto Möller

GRIN Verlag , 2019

ISBN: 9783668899582 , 17 Seiten

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After the Pinochet case. What is the current state of international law concerning heads of state in domestic courts for the international crime of torture - A law essay


 

Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Law - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,7, University of Kentucky (Institute for International Studies), course: International Diplomatic Law, language: English, abstract: The following law essay is concerned with the question of what is the current state of international law concerning heads of state in domestic courts for the international crime of torture? It will shed light on the question by discussing the Pinochet case which was in itself groundbreaking for international diplomatic law. This is because it limited the extended of the previously unchallenged functional immunity, diplomatic immunity regarding acts of torture. Furthermore, several other cases will be discussed to see the various interpretation of the current law by courts.