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Judgment of the Specialized Criminal Law Chamber of the Supreme Court against former President Alberto Fujimori, relating to the murders of Barrios Altos, La Cantuta and Sótanos, Fujimori Fujimori (Alberto) (on behalf of Thirteen lawyers on behalf of the Civil Part) v Attorney General, First instance decision, EXP Number AV 19-2001, ILDC 1516 (PE 2009), 7th April 2009, Criminal Law Chamber



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Whether the ‘Barrios Altos’ and ‘La Cantuta’ murders amounted to crimes against humanity according to international law.

Whether prosecution of vicious murder as a crime against humanity was contrary to the principle of legality.

Whether the kidnappings of Mr Gorriti and Mr Dyer amounted to cruel treatment under international law.

Whether the interpretation of cruel and inhuman treatment under international law could be considered as aggravating factors of the crime of kidnapping under Peru’s domestic law.

Keywords: Crimes against humanity; Heads of state; Human rights, civil and political rights; Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment; Human rights, principle of legality; Human rights, right to liberty and security of person; Human rights, right to life; Individual criminal responsibility; International crimes; International criminal law, command responsibility; International law and domestic law, incorporation; Satisfaction; Torture

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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