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Judge dismisses criminal allegations against Argentine president
February 27, 2015
A judge in Argentina on Thursday dismissed criminal allegations against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner that had been brought by a prosecutor who accused her of conspiring to shield Iranian officials from responsibility for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Judge Daniel....... [more]

France high court stays extradition of Argentine ex-police officer
February 18, 2015
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 ruled that the case should be reexamined, sending it back for rehe....... [more]

Argentina president: prosecutor's death not a suicide
January 22, 2015
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Thursday said that she is "sure" that the death of prosecutor Albert Nisman was not a suicide as initially indicated. Nisman had been appointed to lead the investigation of the 1994 bombing of the Argentinian Jewish Mutual Association, a terrori....... [more]

Argentina authorities to investigate prosecutor's death
January 20, 2015
Argentine authorities said Tuesday they would full investigate the death of the prosecutor who had accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of covering up Iran's involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead on Sunday, the day before he was scheduled to tes....... [more]

Argentina president accused of cover-up in terrorist attack
January 15, 2015
An Argentinian federal prosecutor on Wednesday accused Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, of being involved in covering up Iran's involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack. The bombing of the Argentinian Jewish Mutual Association is said to have been one of the country's worst attac....... [more]

Turkish MFA condemns passage of Argentina Armenian genocide bill - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:27:46 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Argentina Senate passes Armenian genocide bill - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:13:46 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime MinisterTayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Argentina high court approves extradition of US fugitive
January 5, 2015
The Supreme Court of Argentina confirmed Saturday the extradition of a US fugitive wanted for a 2002 murder in Colorado. Kurt Sonnenfeld, a former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) cameraman and 9/11 conspiracy theorist, fled to Argentina in 2003 after Denver prosecutors charged him with fi....... [more]

Argentina court recognizes orangutan as 'non-human person'
December 22, 2014
An Argentine court unanimously ruled that an orangutan is a "non-human person" with a legal right to freedom. Last November, Argentina's Association of Professional Lawyers for Animal Rights (AFADA) filed a habeas corpus writ on behalf of Sandra, an orangutan held in a Buenos Aires zoo, alleging she....... [more]

TRC Before the Bloodshed?
December 11, 2014
JURIST is seeking commentary on the methods through which a troubled society might reconcile differences prior to the outbreak of large-scale violence. Could the Truth and Reconciliation Commission model that was brought to bear in South Africa, Liberia, Argentina, Indonesia and many other countries....... [more]

Argentina judge asks Spain to extradite 20 Franco-era officials
November 3, 2014
A federal judge in Argentina on Friday requested that Spain arrest and extradite 20 former Spanish officials suspected of human rights violations during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. The judge, Maria Servini de Cubria, said she is invoking the principle of universal jurisdiction for human r....... [more]


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