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Transnational Investigation in Criminal Procedure and the Protection of Victims of Serious Human Rights Violations in Latin American Constitutional Jurisprudence

  • Alexei Julio-Estrada
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Abstract

Based on (1) the analysis of two recent cases in Colombia, (2) changes affecting criminal procedure dogmatism and (3) a synthesis of international treaties, local jurisprudence and Latin American jurisprudence, the author wish to point out the existence of complex legal problems for the effective protection of victims’ rights within justice international cooperation processes, although some progress has recently been made. The goal is to suggest rules and regulations that make it possible to achieve a balance between the accused and the victim’s rights, and therefore boost the legitimacy of both domestic and international criminal systems.

Keywords

Restorative Justice International Criminal Rome Statute Criminal Procedure Legal Assistance 
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Abbreviations

ACHR

American Convention on Human Rights

CCP

Code of Criminal Procedure

IACoHR

Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

IACtHR

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

ICC

International Criminal Court

ICCPR

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

SCJ

Supreme Court of Justice

References

  1. Ambos K (2003) Implementación del Estatuto de Roma en la legislación nacional. In: Ambos K, Malarino E (eds) La Persecución Penal Nacional de Crímenes Internacionales en América Latina y España. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, pp 25–31Google Scholar
  2. Beristain A (2010) La dogmática penal evoluciona hacia la victimología (Ayer, ‘in dubio pro reo’; hoy, ´pro víctimas’; mañana las víctimas protagonistas). Derecho Penal Contemporáneo Revista Internacional 31:81–101Google Scholar
  3. Larrauri E (1992) La herencia de la criminología critica. 2nd edn. Siglo XXI de España Editores S.A, co-edited by Siglo XXI Editores S.A. MadridGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Externado University of ColombiaBogotá D.C.Colombia

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