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About Juan Garces

Juan Garces, a Spanish lawyer, was advisor to Salvador Allende, president of Chile from 1970-73, and later wrote a book, Allende and the Chilean Experience (1976). For many years he worked to bring Allende's successor, General Pinochet, under the rubric of international justice.

Articles by Juan Garces

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

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Justice in the world's light

What precedent did the arrest of former Chilean leader Augusto Pinochet set for international justice? An interview from the openDemocracy archive.

Justice in the world's light

The man who ruled Chile for twenty years was brought to account by judges in Spain and Britain, and ultimately Chile itself, for crimes against humanity. Does this globalising of justice run roughshod over national sovereignty? The architects of Pinochet’s arrest tell their story. The piece is followed by two responses from openDemocracy readers.General Augusto Pinochet was Chile’s president – some would say dictator – from 1973 to 1990. In the Autumn of 1998, he visited London for a medical check.
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