Peru: Prosecuting former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori for human rights abuses

Clinic students wrote an amicus brief for the trial against Peru’s former president, Alberto Fujimori, whose charges included human rights violations for three separate cases of massacres and kidnappings. The students argued that two of the cases, the Barrios Altos massacre and the disappearance and later killings of the Universidad de La Cantuta students and professor, constituted crimes against humanity. The brief was quoted by the Peruvian court that convicted Fujimori.

 

Project completed by students in the Fall 2008 Human Rights Advocacy course, the predecessor to the Human Rights Clinic.