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‘No safe haven for torturers’ – The rocky road to the Convention against Torture

Headline Title:  The rocky road to the Convention against Torture 19 November 2014 The event was a legal milestone that sent a chilling message to human rights violators the world over. Eight years after being ousted from power, in October 1998, Augusto Pinochet, the ailing Chilean former leader and one of the world’s most notorious dictators, decided to travel to Europe to receive medical treatment. But as he arrived in London, members of the Chilean diaspora – many of them survivors of torture during Pinochet’s brutal regime – saw a golden opportunity for the former dictator to…

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