R v Bow Street Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, ex p Pinochet (No. 2)

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R v Bow Street Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, Ex Parte Pinochet Ugarte (No. 2)[1] was an English legal case which involved the unprecedented setting aside of a House of Lords judgment based upon the possibility of bias. Lord Hoffmann's failure to declare links to Amnesty International meant that a previous House of Lords judgment on the immunity of former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet had to be set aside.[2]

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  1. ^ In re Pinochet, Oral Judgment: 17 December 1998, Oral Judgment: 17 December 1998, [1999] UKHL 52
  2. ^ "A look at Lord Hoffmann". BBC News. 1998-12-17. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

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