Thursday, July 16, 2015

No habeas from Chilean civilian court?

The Court of Appeals in Punta Arenas has held, 2-1, that it lacks jurisdiction to grant an amparo (habeas corpus) to a civilian employee of the Chilean Army. As a result, it sent the employee's case to a military court for adjudication. The dissenting judge noted that the law permitting military jurisdiction over civilian employees had been repealed in 2010. Details here from

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