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  • Hendrik J. Lubbe

    Library User in the Spotlight: Dr. Hendrik J. Lubbe

    November 6, 2012

    This month, we turn the spotlight on Dr. Hendrik J. Lubbe, currently a senior lecturer at the Law Faculty of the North-West University, Potchefstroom in South-Africa. Dr. Lubbe succesfully defended his dissertation titled Successive and Additional measures to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Amnesty Scheme in South-Africa at Tilburg University on December 13, 2010. After defending his thesis, he was encouraged and inspired by his professors to elaborate more on certain issues and included those in his book that was published this month.

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  • Suriname, Amnesty laws & the December Murder Trials

    April 16, 2012

    On Friday April 13th 2012, a Surinamese military court was expected to comment on a recently adopted controversial Amnesty bill in the case regarding the December Murders of 1982 in which Desiré Delano (Desi) Bouterse, the current President of the Republic of Suriname, is the prime suspect.

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  • Latin American Amnesty Laws Annulled; the Struggle Against Impunity Continues

    January 17, 2011

    Over the last two decades national courts all throughout Latin-America began to vigorously ‘attack’ Amnesty laws in order for investigations on human rights violations from the past to go forward. This Blog will briefly outline the causes that led to to these recent changes in Latin – American legal culture.

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  • Suspension of Spain’s Investigating Judge Garzón

    May 17, 2010

    On Friday, 14 May 2010, Spain’s General Council of the Judiciary in an emergency session decided to suspend National Court investigating judge Baltasar Garzón pending his trial for knowingly exceeding his jurisdiction by initiating an investigation into the crimes committed during the country’s civil war and the Franco regime, despite an existing amnesty law.

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