Justice and the Generals - Lesson 2
Central to the Ford v. Garcia trial was the application of the Doctrine of Command Responsibility by the defense and the plaintiff, with the former relying on the qualifier of "effective demand," an interpretation that led to the acquittal of El Salvador's former Director of the National Guard, Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, and former Minister of Defense, Jos\\xE9 Guillermo Garc\\xEDa. The law is multi-layered, requiring close scrutiny of those committing war crimes. The questions are: who is responsible in the end and how do the courts determine culpability?
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