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Chile to vote on new constitution next year
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera signed a law on Monday allowing a referendum on a new constitution for the country. The law was passed by the Chilean congress last week following more than two months of violent protests. The vote is scheduled for (More)
Rome court sentences 24 South Americans to life for involvement in Operation Condor
An appeals court in Rome sentenced 24 people to life in prison on Monday, including senior officials in Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina's military dictatorships.The officials were found to have been involved in the US-bac (More)
Former Chile president appointed UN human rights chief
UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced Wednesday that former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet will succeed Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights .Bachelet completed her second four-year term as the Chile (More)
Prosecuting President Duterte
JURIST Guest Columnist Perfecto Caparas of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law discusses how Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could face prosecution under international law...In the face of charges of ordering and condoning (More)
The Illegality of Waterboarding
JURIST Guest Columnist Cristián Correa of the International Center for Transitional Justice discusses how waterboarding, if not torturous treatment, is at the very least illegal... In a recent academic commentary, Professor Jeffrey F. Addicott claim (More)
Chile president announces process to create new constitution
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced on Wednesday the government has begun the process of drafting a new constitution. According to Bachelet the new constitution is necessary because the current version was created during a dictatorship a (More)
Chile court upholds convictions for 1973 killing of Americans
A Chilean appeals court on Saturday upheld the convictions of two men for the killing of two Americans in 1973. The Appeals Court of Santiago affirmed the seven-year sentence of General Pedro Espinoza Bravo and the two-year sentence of Rafael Gonza (More)
Senegal tribunal receives war crimes accusations against Chad president
The Extraordinary African Chambers confirmed Thursday that war crime accusations have been filed against Chad's President Idriss Deby . The special tribunal in Senegal is overseeing the case against the former president of Chad, Hissène Habré , wh (More)
Chile considering new bill to end complete abortion ban
Chilean lawmakers are considering a bill introduced on Tuesday to legalize abortions under certain circumstances. Rights groups believe the bill, which allows women to receive an abortion within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy if the mother's life i (More)
Chile president proposes plan to end complete abortion ban
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Saturday announced a plan to end the country's complete ban on abortions. Bachelet stated in a televised address that she has sent a bill to Congress that would allow abortion when a mother's life is at risk, (More)
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