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amnesty, Presidential

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

The Constitution (Article 2, Section 2) gives the President the power “to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United States except in cases of impeachment.” This power is...

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amnesty, Presidential

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

The Constitution (Article 2, Section 2) gives the President the power “to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United States except in cases of impeachment.” This power is...

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amnesty, Presidential

John J. Patrick, Richard M. Pious and Donald A. Ritchie.

in The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

January 1993; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 288 words.

The Constitution (Article 2, Section 2) gives the President the power “to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the

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Epilogue

Matt Eisenbrandt.

in Assassination of a Saint

January 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 2919 words.

To this day, Álvaro Saravia remains the only person held responsible by a court of law for the murder of Óscar Romero, and his penalty is nothing more than a dollar figure he has never...

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Part III The Right to Justice, C Restrictions on Rules of Law Justified By Action to Combat Impunity, Principle 24 Restrictions and Other Measures Relating to Amnesty

Ilia Maria Siatitsa and Marieke Wierda.

in The United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity: A Commentary

March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 12 pages. 7151 words.

Principle 24 deals with restrictions and other measures relating to amnesty. It requires that no amnesty should take precedence over the obligation of states to prosecute, try, and punish...

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Tossani Case

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

March 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; International Law. 440 words.

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The International Human Rights Movement

Aryeh Neier.

April 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Migration Studies. 392 pages.

During the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity....

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Pussy Riot and the Politics of Resistance in Contemporary Russia

Yuliya Zabyelina and Roman Ivashkiv.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice. 9151 words.

Pussy Riot was a feminist punk-rock group based in Moscow, Russian Federation. It was founded by a group of several young women in the summer of 2011, following the announcement that...

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Berardi Case

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

March 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; International Law. 996 words.

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Macías Nguema, Francisco 1924–1979 First president of Equatorial Guinea.

Eric Young.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 310 words.

Born, raised, and educated in the Mongomo region of Equatorial Guinea, Francisco Macías Nguema as president relied on family connections and repression to maintain his dictatorship. As a...

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Rakhmonov Imomali

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

(b. Kulyab region, Tajikistan, 5 Oct. 1952)

Tajik; President (chair of Supreme Soviet) of the Republic of Tajikistan 1992–4; President of Tajikistan 1994–  After graduating in...

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Overcoming Impunity: Pathways to Accountability in Latin America

Francesca Lessa, Tricia D. Olsen, Leigh A. Payne, Gabriel Pereira and Andrew G. Reiter.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law. 10467 words.

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How and why do democratic governments overcome amnesty laws and cultures of impunity to allow for trials for past human rights...

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Amnesty and Accountability: The Price of Peace in Aceh, Indonesia

Renée Jeffery.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 10816 words.

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In 2005, the government of Indonesia and representatives of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding bringing...

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Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Teodoro 1942– President of Equatorial Guinea.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 576 words.

Born to the Esangui (Fang) ethnic group in Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo attended secondary school in Bata and underwent military training at Saragossa Military...

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Gustavo Rojas Pinilla

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

(b. Tunja, Boyaca, Colombia, 12 Mar. 1900; d. Bogotá, 17 Jan. 1975)

Colombian; President of Colombia 1953–7 Rojas attended the Military Academy in Bogotá, and later studied...

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Dellums, Ronald V. (Ron)

Robert Fay.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 348 words.

Ronald V. Dellums earned an A.A. degree from Oakland City College, a B.A. degree from San Francisco State University, and a M.S.W. degree in psychiatric social work from the University...

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16 Amnesties

Claudia Martin.

in International Law in Domestic Courts

November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Law. 42 pages. 27314 words.

This chapter focuses on amnesty laws in Latin America and the principles of accountability developed by the Inter-American Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. It first...

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Watching a Bargain Unravel? A Panel Study of Victims’ Attitudes about Transitional Justice in Cape Town, South Africa

David Backer.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

November 2010; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 6791 words.

1Despite the extended nature of many transitional justice processes, collection of relevant longitudinal primary data, especially at an individual level, is rarely observed as...

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When Truth Commissions Improve Human Rights

Tricia D. Olsen, Leigh A. Payne, Andrew G. Reiter and Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

November 2010; p ublished online November 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 9696 words.

Most studies of truth commissions assert their positive role in improving human rights. A first wave of research made these claims based on qualitative analysis of a single truth commission...

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