Jesica L Santos's Blog – May 2014 Archive (5)

An Agreement That Never Should Have Happened Is Declared Unconstitutional

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This past week, an Argentinian Federal Court declared null the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that …

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Added by Jesica L Santos on May 21, 2014 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Argentinian-Iranian Truth Commission for 1994 Terrorist Attack Striked Down

Finally some good judgment. 

This past week an Argentinian Federal Court declared nulled the Memorandum of Understanding that Argentina and Iran had signed in January 2013 to jointly seek the truth regarding the bombing that killed 85 and injured over 300 in Buenos Aires in 1994. The terrorist attack was against the Argentinian Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish Center.

The main argument is that the agreement signed by the Executive is unconstitutional and…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on May 17, 2014 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Memory and Justice: Confronting Past Atrocity and Human Rights Abuse

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of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) as a consultancy report for the Ford Foundation’s Andean Region and
The authors acknowledge the indispensable editorial contributions,research assistance, and logistical support of…
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Added by Jesica L Santos on May 7, 2014 at 10:26pm — No Comments

From Amnesties Toward Peace and Reconciliation: Cambodia, Chile, and Mozambique

The goal of this inquiry is to analyze whether or not there can be peace and reconciliation in cases where conflict and massive civil strife were followed by blanket amnesties which included crimes against humanity and gross violations of human rights.

The following case studies examine what took place in three different countries – Cambodia, Chile, and Mozambique – each of which experienced violent domestic conflict and massive human rights violations. The…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on May 7, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

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