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amnesty

Claire Moon

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199290543
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191727269
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Amnesty (from the Greek amnestia, ‘oblivion’) refers to a sovereign act of reprieve usually issued by the executive branch

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