Augusto Pinochet

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The idea of international justice is a very broad and confusing one. Many cases involving international law are complex and raise many questions about what is just and what is unjust. One such example is the case of Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet's trial has created great controversy. Many believe that his sudden arrest was unfair. Others believe that his arrest was unfair due to the fact that the countries prosecuting him were indifferent bystanders. It is …

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…to launch a prosecution against leaders of any other country, who they feel have committed a crime against humanity. This new system of "justice" also brings about many other important ideas. The precedent in this case also allows for countries to prosecute others whenever it suits their own sense of justice. It also leaves room for personal disputes and conspiracies, which will most definitely lead to a complete misinterpretation of international law in the future.