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Definition(s):

  • (adj) beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted

Usage(s):

  1. She tells stories of people who are taken from their homes at night and never come back; about extrajudicial executions; about the hungry refugees in cold and damp camps.
  2. Alston authored a scathing report saying he believes that the police orchestrated a campaign of extrajudicial killings before and during the fighting that followed the election.
  3. At the same time, while the state may not be killing death row inmates, human rights groups say that the number of extrajudicial killings by police has skyrocketed.

News

  • Indonesia: Military tribunals being used to shield human rights violators

    The trial of 12 Kopassus soldiers accused of the extrajudicial execution of four detainees is likely to be little more than a sham, Amnesty International said as the military hearing opens on Thursday. June 19, 2013 International The trial of 12 Kopassus (Special Forces Command) soldiers accused of the extrajudicial execution of four detainees is likely to be little more than a sham warned ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Amnesty International

Quotes

  1. "The extrajudicial taking of life is the ultimate violation of human rights," Puno said after meeting UN human rights envoy Philip Alston. "It cannot be allowed anywhere, and it has to be resisted everywhere."
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Reynato Puno Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "On the basis of information collected, we have proof of the existence of extrajudicial prisons in countries that worked closely with the United States, such as Poland," Council of Europe investigator Dick Marty told Le Figaro.
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Dick Marty Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Cuba is a country where over the past 50 years there has not been ...... a single person that has gone missing. Nor has anyone been tortured, nor has there been a single extrajudicial execution," Perez Roque said.
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Felipe Perez Roque Source: Calgary Herald

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