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15:29 Sep 6, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: DESAFUERO

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naWithdrawal of immunity, Deprivation of privilegeJesús Paredes
nawithdrawal of privilege
nadeprivation of privilege or rightdania
nasee belowAWatts



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Desafuero=(legal term) infringement; outrage, excess; withdrawal of immunity (members of parliament, etc) deprivation of rights.

Hope this helps since there was no context to clarify which one of these meanings fit best.

    Glosario Internacional para el Traductor, by Marina Orellana, Tercera Edicion, 1998
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deprivation of privilege or right

(especiallly with regard to right to special jurisdiction)

    Heliasta law dictionary
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withdrawal of privilege

The word comes from "fuero" (medieval law) which refers to local custom law prevalent in an area (as in "Fuero de Barcelona", "F. de Andorra", etc.) By this term, modern law recognizes a privilege to certain groups and persons (presidents, parliament members, monarchs, etc.) as well as to citizens ("con renuncia al propio fuero, se someten a los Tribunales y Juzgados, etc"). To "desaforar" Pinochet is to withdraw his immunity: this is one case. But the meaning of the term is broader, as you can see. Sometimes it is interpreted as individual will and freedom, as long as you do nothing criminal.

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Withdrawal of immunity, Deprivation of privilege

Withdrawal of immunity (members of parliament), Deprivation of privilege (especially with regard to right to special jurisdiction). Diccionario Jurídico, Guillermo Cabanellas. Glosario Internacional para el Traductor, Orellana. This term was recently applied to Augusto Pinochet when he lost special rights.

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