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Title:
Paths to Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Argentina
Author:
Ayeray Medina Bustos: Ministry of Justice, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Year:
2014
Conference:
Proceedings from The Ethics of War and Pease. 51st Annual Conference of the Societas Ethica, August 21-24, 2014, Maribor, Slovenia
Issue:
117
Article no.:
011
Pages:
115-133
No. of pages:
19
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Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-09-09
ISBN:
978-91-7685-933-9
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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
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Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Argentina has been following different paths to deal with its past repression after the dictatorship that ended in 1983. Attempts at truth and justice were the creation of the CONADEP (National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons) in 1983 and the condemnation of nine Argentine junta members. However, three amnesty laws were created afterwards: Full Stop, Due Obedience and Pardon (‚ÄėIndulto‚Äô) laws. As stated by Webb and others (2010) ‚Äúthe former military leaders called for amnesty whereas almost all the victims believe that reconciliation and justice can only be achieved through punishment of the perpetrators‚ÄĚ (pp.26-27). The creation of those laws caused negative reactions among most parts of the Argentinean society.

After 37 years Argentina succeed in prosecuting its worst perpetrators, as an institutional response to repression and public trials are contested in many cities of the country. This paper will argue that public trials

Keywords: Justice; reconciliation; public trials; testimonies; truth.

Proceedings from The Ethics of War and Pease. 51st Annual Conference of the Societas Ethica, August 21-24, 2014, Maribor, Slovenia

Author:
Ayeray Medina Bustos
Title:
Paths to Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Argentina
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Proceedings from The Ethics of War and Pease. 51st Annual Conference of the Societas Ethica, August 21-24, 2014, Maribor, Slovenia

Author:
Ayeray Medina Bustos
Title:
Paths to Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Argentina
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