An Assessment of Filartiga v. Pena Irala

11 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2013 Last revised: 15 Jul 2014

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Anutosh Pandey

National Law University, Orissa (NLUO) at Cuttack

Date Written: November 10, 2012

Abstract

The case of Filartiga v. Pena Irala is related with the death of seventeen year old boy under due to the torturer of the police under custody. The case as a landmark judgment, establish case law for United States federal courts to punish non-American citizens for tortious acts committed outside the United States that were in violation of public international law or any treaties to which the United States is a party.

Keywords: International Criminal Law, Torturer, Law of Nations, International Tort, Filartiga v. Pena Irala

Suggested Citation

Pandey, Anutosh, An Assessment of Filartiga v. Pena Irala (November 10, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2203690 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2203690

Anutosh Pandey (Contact Author)

National Law University, Orissa (NLUO) at Cuttack ( email )

Post Box No. 28, Chahata
Tulsipur
Cuttack, OR Odisha 753001
India

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