Saturday, August 23, 2014

Is the Bolivian Military Penal Code constitutional?

Pagina Siete reports here on arguments advanced on behalf of Petty Officer Johnny Félix Gil Leniz that the Bolivian Military Penal Code, which dates to the period of Hugo Banzer's dictatorship, is unconstitutional. In addition, human rights lawyers maintain, parts of the law under which Gil and others have been placed in military pretrial confinement for rebellion, mutiny and sedition have already been repealed by the Constitution Act of 1970. The President of the Supreme Military Court has declined to comment.

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