TIP: Enclosing your search terms in quotes may help you find better results.

Legal News
18 Feb 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] France's highest appeals court on Wednesday overturned a lower court decision to seek the extradition of a former police officer to Argentina for alleged crimes against humanity during the country's "dirty war." The Cour de Cassation [official website, in French] ruled [Reuters report] that the case should be reexamined, … [read more]


Legal News
8 Oct 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] A Buenos Aires court on Tuesday handed down a 23-year prison sentence to Reynaldo Bignone [JURIST news archive], the last Argentinian military president of the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship, for the kidnapping and torture of 32 factory workers. The court held Bignone responsible for the forced disappearance of workers by … [read more]


Legal News
22 Aug 2013
by Endia Vereen

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Chile on Wednesday approved the extradition of former Argentine judge, Otilio Romano, for human rights crimes. Romano fled to Chile two years ago to avoid trial for his alleged involvement in more than 100 crimes against humanity while working as a prosecutor during the 1976-1983 … [read more]


Legal News
26 May 2013
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Col. Alberto Julio Candiotti, a former Argentinian military officer who was wanted for crimes committed during the country's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive], was arrested Thursday in Montevideo, Uruguay. Information for the whereabouts of the 68-year-old, who was residing in the city with his wife, was … [read more]


Legal News
1 May 2013
by Sydney Normil

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers urged [press release] Argentina Tuesday to ensure the Judicial Council's independence by reconsidering two draft bills that were approved last week. The two bills reform the Judicial Council and regulate precautionary measures. One bill alters the council candidacy … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2013
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] An Argentine court in Buenos Aires sentenced former military general Reynaldo Bignone [JURIST news archive] on Tuesday to life in prison for crimes against humanity committed during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. In addition, the 85-year-old general is serving other jail sentences [BBC report] … [read more]


Legal News
17 Feb 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] Seven retired military officers were sentenced on Friday to life in prison for various human rights abuses committed during the "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder, JURIST news archive] in Argentina from 1976-1983. News of the sentences was released in a statement [AFP report] by the Center of Judicial Information, an … [read more]


Legal News
20 Dec 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] An Argentine court on Thursday sentenced former Interior Minister Jaime Smart to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Smart is the first civilian minister [La Nacion report, in Spanish] to be convicted for "Dirty War" crimes, although … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Argentina's Poder Judicial de la Nacion [official website, in Spanish] on Thursday sentenced [opinion, in Spanish] two former Argentine dictators to a total of 65 years in prison for their involvement in the systematic kidnapping of babies from leftist activists detained and killed during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jul 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Two former military officers were convicted and sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for committing crimes against humanity at an Argentine prison. The officers, along with five others, were charged and convicted of various crimes [La Nacion report, in Spanish] including murder, kidnapping and torture that took place … [read more]


Legal News
19 May 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] Wednesday that a lawsuit by Argentine citizens can proceed against Daimler AG [official website] for the actions of Mercedes-Benz Argentina [official website, in Spanish] during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. … [read more]


Legal News
18 May 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Eight former Argentine military officers were convicted on Monday of liability for the massacre of Margarita Belen [Provincial Commission for Memory materials, in Spanish] during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The massacre involved the torture and execution of 22 political prisoners mostly belonging to … [read more]


Legal News
1 Apr 2011
by LaToya Sawyer

[JURIST] An Argentine federal court on Thursday sentenced former general Eduardo Cabanillas to life in prison for his involvement in the nation's 1976-83 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Cabanillas, who ran a secret Buenos Aires facility known as Automotores Orletti, was convicted of murder [RTT report], torture and … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi

[JURIST] An Argentine court sentenced former general Luciano Benjamin Menendez [Project Disappeared profile; JURIST news archive] to life in prison on Wednesday for the 1976 attack and murder of five urban guerrilla group members during the country's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Menendez is already currently serving … [read more]


Legal News
1 Mar 2011
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] An Argentine court on Monday commenced the trial of former dictators Jorge Videla [Trial Watch profile; JURIST news archive] and Reynaldo Bignone [JURIST news archive] for allegedly overseeing a systematic plan to steal babies born to political prisoners during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. … [read more]


Legal News
23 Dec 2010
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla [Trial Watch profile; JURIST news archive] was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison for crimes against humanity during Argentina's "Dirty War" [JURIST news archive]. The Federal Court of Cordoba [official website, in Spanish] found Videla guilty [La Nacion report, in Spanish] of … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jul 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] An Argentine court on Friday commenced the trial of former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla [Trial Watch profile; JURIST news archive], who is facing several human rights violations for his role in the nation's "Dirty War" [JURIST news archive]. Videla was tried and convicted in 1985 along with eight … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] An Argentine federal court on Thursday commenced trial proceedings for five ex-military officials allegedly responsible for the death of 65 left-wing activists during the nation's 1976-83 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The former dictators are charged with the illegal detention, torture, and murder of detainees at a … [read more]


Legal News
11 May 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Argentine authorities on Monday arrested former secret service agent Miguel Angel Furci on charges of human rights abuses committed during the nation's 1976-83 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Furci, a former agent of the Secretariat of State Intelligence (SIDE), was charged with 70 kidnappings [Terra report, in … [read more]


Legal News
6 May 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Spanish government on Thursday extradited pilot Julio Alberto Poch to Argentina to face trial for his alleged role in the nation's 1976-83 "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Poch was a navy officer at Argentina's Naval Mechanics School [backgrounder, in Spanish], one of the most notorious detention … [read more]

Page 1 of 2

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.