“Absolute outrage”: Gustavo Adrianson rejects US court’s order against crimes-against-humanity law

“Absolute outrage”: Gustavo Adrianson rejects US court’s order against crimes-against-humanity law
Prime Minister Gustavo Adrianson says he is outraged by the US court’s ruling on amnesty. TV Peru

Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Gustavo AdriansenThis Wednesday declared “absolute outrage” over the recent decision of the United States Court of Human Rights (IACt) not to repeal or implement a controversial bill against human rights and war crimes.

“Outraged, absolutely outraged by being resolved Inter-American CourtIn a very unusual manner, without any precedent in the judiciary of that court, it decides to take precautionary measures against a bill that has not even become law,” he told a press conference. Ministers.

Addressing the verdict in today’s session, the Prime Minister was directed to “communicate with heads of the judiciary and legislative branches” and issue a joint response. Supreme Justice.”

“What is intolerable [el tribunal] “To prevent the exercise of the three powers of a member state government, which is completely independent and sovereign, constitutionally ascribed to it,” he added.

In its decision, the Inter-American Court ordered that “through its three powers, Fujimorim and a bench of former chiefs of the armed forces shall take the necessary steps to ensure that this legal initiative promoted by Fujimorim and a bench shall not be of any effect or invalid.”

The court explained that the move responds to the need to “guarantee victims’ right of access to justice” from the Barrios Altos and La Cantuda cases, both of which were resolved with convictions against the Peruvian government. The assassinations landed the former dictator in prison Alberto FujimoriAlthough pardoned and released, he is still being prosecuted for another massacre attributed to the Colina group.

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The plan, approved in a referendum last June, aims to prevent anyone from being prosecuted for crimes against humanity or war crimes committed before 2002.

On June 13, the Inter-American Court had already ordered Peru to suspend implementation of the project until it issues a resolution on the issue. Human rights organizations warn that the move will affect access to justice and truth for victims of rights violations, particularly in the La Cantuta and Barrios Altos cases.

A second plenary vote is necessary for the legislature to approve it. UN experts have pointed out that if Peru gets the green light, it will be conflicted International Law. Despite the announcements, the Permanent Commission of Congress has included topics on its agenda to submit the plan for a second vote this Thursday.

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (c) (1990-2000), with his children Keiko (d) and Kenji Fujimori (i), pictured leaving prison after being freed in accordance with a court-ordered constitution. EFE/ Aldaír Mejía

Like Fujimori, other former officials of his regime, such as his former intelligence adviser Vladimiro Montesinos and former military leadersProsecuted for alleged human rights abuses between 1980 and 2000, the years saw Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru Revolution Movement (MRTA) unleash a war against the government.

Constitutionalist Heber Joel Campos has pointed out that the court’s decision is not for the government. “[La orden contra el Estado en su totalidad] It does not allow the implementation of this rule as it violates human rights. Each of the public authorities can do something about it. For example, the Congress will not accept this regime,” he said.

Meanwhile, the judge Julissa MantillaThe first Peruvian to chair the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), he explained that the inevitability of crimes against humanity is an internationally binding norm and therefore prevails over any domestic law.

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A crime against humanity is a serious violation of human rights committed systematically or widely against a population. These crimes include murder, extermination, enslavement, forced deportation, imprisonment, torture, rape and persecution for political, ethnic, racial or religious reasons.


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