ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law


The London arrest of the senator and retired general, Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, on October 16, 1998, at the request of Spanish judge, Baltasar Garz6n, (the judge of the Fifth Central Court of Instruction of the National Court), and the steps taken thus far by the British and Spanish courts since the arrest have had, and will continue to have, undisputed transcendence.