Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Where should this case be tried?

A choice-of-forum issue has arisen midstream in a provincial court trial in Angola. Because one of the defendants was promoted to general (even though he is in detention), a question has arisen whether the case remains within the competence of the civilian court or must now be tried in a military court. The matter will be taken up by the Supreme Court, according to this article. The case arose from the 2012 kidnapping and murder of two opponents of the Dos Santos government.

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