Former Salvadoran Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano To Serve 21 Months in U.S. Prison

On August 27, 2013, the federal court in Boston, Massachusetts sentenced Inocente Orlando Montano to 21 months in prison for violating U.S. immigration laws. To obtain certain relief under those laws, Montano had stated to U.S. immigration officials that he had never served in any foreign military service, had never received military weapons training and … Continue reading Former Salvadoran Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano To Serve 21 Months in U.S. Prison

Enforcement of International Human Rights Norms with U.S. Immigration Laws

Three methods of enforcing international human rights norms are found in U.S. laws relating to immigration.[1] Introduction First, certain foreign human rights violators can be deported or removed from the U.S. As section 237(a)(4)(D) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states: “Any alien . . . in and admitted to the [U.S.] . . … Continue reading Enforcement of International Human Rights Norms with U.S. Immigration Laws

List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2013)

# Date Title 370 01/01/13 Report on dwkcommentaries–2012 371 01/04/13 U.S. Senate Postpones Filibuster Reform to January 22nd 372 01/09/13 Alien Tort Statute Case Against a Corporation Is Settled by Its Paying $5.28 Million 368A 01/10/13 Comment: Endorsement of Having a Bipartisan Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 373 01/12/13 Minneapolis and St. Paul … Continue reading List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2013)

Spain Requests Extradition of Suspects in Jesuits Case

The National Court of Spain is processing a criminal case against 20 former Salvador military officers for the November 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests and their cook and her daughter.[1] On December 2nd the Spanish Government approved the request of Spanish Judge Eloy Velasco to issue requests for extradition of 15 of the men … Continue reading Spain Requests Extradition of Suspects in Jesuits Case

International Criminal Justice: Spanish Court Issues Criminal Arrest Warrants for Salvadoran Murders of Jesuit Priests

A Spanish court yesterday issued arrest warrants for 20 of the top military leaders of El Salvador’s civil war, accusing them of crimes against humanity and state terrorism in meticulously planning and carrying out the killings of six Jesuit priests in November 1989.[1] Among the men named in the indictment were Rafael Humberto Larios, who was … Continue reading International Criminal Justice: Spanish Court Issues Criminal Arrest Warrants for Salvadoran Murders of Jesuit Priests

International Criminal Justice: Developments in Spanish Court’s Case Regarding the Salvadoran Murders of the Jesuit Priests

Over the last several weeks there have been significant developments in El Salvador, the U.S. and Spain regarding the Spanish court’s criminal case against 20 Salvadoran military officers for their alleged involvement in the November 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests. These developments arise out of the May 30, 2011, Spanish court’s issuance of arrest … Continue reading International Criminal Justice: Developments in Spanish Court’s Case Regarding the Salvadoran Murders of the Jesuit Priests

International Criminal Justice: The Salvadoran Murders of the Jesuit Priests

We already have looked at a Spanish court’s recent issuance of 20 criminal arrest warrants regarding the November 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador.[1] Here we examine the provisional facts of the murders themselves and of the surrounding circumstances.[2] The Murders In the early hours of November 16, 1989, a group of … Continue reading International Criminal Justice: The Salvadoran Murders of the Jesuit Priests

International Criminal Justice: Salvadoran Criminal Case Regarding the Murders of the Jesuit Priests

We already have looked at a Spanish court’s recent issuance of 20 criminal arrest warrants regarding the November 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador[1] and the provisional facts of the murders themselves[2] and the Salvadoran military’s attempts to cover up its being the one responsible for the killings.[3] Now we examine the … Continue reading International Criminal Justice: Salvadoran Criminal Case Regarding the Murders of the Jesuit Priests