Case of Barrios Altos and La Cantuta v. Peru

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On May 30, 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Court) ordered Peru to review the presidential pardon granted to former president and dictator Alberto Fujimori, who had been convicted and imprisoned for his role in serious human rights violations. The Peruvian Supreme Court obliged and, after examining the merits of the presidential pardon through a special procedure set up to assess the pardon's conformity with international human rights law, invalidated the pardon, effectively reinstating Fujimori's imprisonment for crimes against humanity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-574
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of International Law
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Law


  • Inter-American Court of Human Rights
  • anti-impunity
  • conventionality control
  • presidential pardon


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