UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS, Office of the High Commissioner South America


Amnesties

Rule of Law Tools for Post-Conflict States: Amnesties

9 de September, 2009

This document analizes amnesties, which prevent the prosecution of individuals who may be legally responsible for war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and other gross violations of human rights. They are thus inconsistent with States’ obligations under various sources of international law as well as with United Nations policy.

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