An Assessment of Filartiga v. Pena Irala
11 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2013 Last revised: 15 Jul 2014
Date Written: November 10, 2012
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
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