Chile: Supreme court recognize its fail to protect civilians during dictatorship

Yorgos

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Jun 2010
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Just few days before the 40th anniversary of the military inervention in Chile, a second statement that recognizes "omissions" in the role of the Supreme Court of Chile. Less explicitely than the frist one, which came few days before with the publc apology of the Association of Magistrates of Chile, who delcared clearly their fail to protect civil and human rights of Chileans during the Pinochet dictatorship.
Sadely enough, too late.

Chile?s Supreme Court admits omissions during Pinochet?s military dictatorship - The Washington Post
 

KGB

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Apr 2011
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Well, court must not act as a political organ... There were laws, the court acted according the laws. Nothing else...
 

Yorgos

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Jun 2010
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Well, court must not act as a political organ... There were laws, the court acted according the laws. Nothing else...
You seem more keen to admit that the Court acted accordingly to the Constitution than the Court itself. I suggest to read what the Court said.
 

SirOrmondeWinter

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Dec 2011
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Interesting to see the debate still rages and probably always will. I think if I had been a Chilean in the 1970s I would have supported Pinochet but then demanded democracy once the Cold War finished
 
Jul 2017
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Argentina
Hey Yorgos.
If you're still there.
To admit an "omission" is sometimes a good way to avoid admitting worse forms of participation.