Truth and Partial Justice in Argentina

Human Rights Watch, 1987 - 88 páginas

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Página 15 - Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic and Social Rights.
Página 54 - Despite the insistence of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights of the Organization of American States, the Nicaraguan Government has never shown that it conducted an impartial investigation into this matter and punished those responsible.
Página 4 - Pueblo (ERP), achieved impressive growth and by the mid-1970s posed a serious challenge to the capacity of the armed and security forces to maintain order. Even so, the number of their adherents and their public support never reached a level that would have made them serious contenders for power; nor did they come close to being able to overthrow the government by force of arms. In response to this serious threat, the security forces and right-wing elements within the government of Isabel...
Página 15 - President Alfonsin submitted to Congress legislation raising the penalties for torture, and making it a crime to take over the government by force of arms. The crime of organizing a military coup would not be subject to a statute of limitations, and its prosecution would take place no matter what actions might be taken by the de facto regime to ensure its impunity.
Página 6 - Task forces of the armed services throughout the country, sometimes acting as combined forces, were detailed to arrest suspected subversives without warrant; to avoid identification of the captors; to take the detainees to clandestine detention camps, generally within military or police facilities; and to disclaim any knowledge of the whereabouts of their prisoners. In those camps, prisoners were interrogated under the most severe forms of torture to obtain intelligence about other potential targets.
Página 82 - Constitution 1998 ("This Constitution, the laws of the Nation enacted by Congress in pursuance thereof, and treaties with foreign powers, are the supreme law of the Nation...").
Página 5 - Peron, were the reasons set forth for the coup of March 26, 1976, in which the Commandersin-Chief of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force overthrew the elected government and instituted themselves as a Junta, and as the supreme power of the land. The Junta appointed General Jorge Rafael Videla, Commander-in-Chief of the Army, as the President; dissolved the Congress; and replaced eighty percent of the judges. The Junta "suspended...
Página 12 - We share the sense of disappointment others have expressed that an occasion has been lost to begin the resolution of this question. It is an issue which the Argentines themselves must resolve. We have consistently encouraged the authorities to provide as complete a report as possible on the fate of the disappeared.
Página 18 - This law provided that all crimes committed by members of the security forces in the context of anti-subversive operations since 1973 should be tried by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. It also provided for an appeal to the civilian Federal Courts of...
Página 11 - Constitution or legislated in extraordinary matters) declaring that all operations against subversion and terrorism conducted by all security forces complied with plans approved and supervised by the high command and constituted "acts of duty.

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