Accountability in Argentina; 20 Years Later, Transitional Justice Maintains Momentum

2005International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

Argentina is undergoing significant changes regarding the investigation and prosecution of human rights violations that occurred from 1976 to 1983, when the country was ruled by a military dictatorship and an estimated 10,000 to 30,000 people “disappeared.”2 This paper outlines transitional justice developments in Argentina and explores the history behind these advances.

Key wordsarmed conflict / community reconstruction / human rights / impunity / political prisoners / reconciliation / torture / transitional justice