May 16, 2014
by Max Slater
An appeals court in Argentina ruled Thursday that a controversial agreement between Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center was unconstitutional. The two nations signed the agreement in January 2013, which permitted Argentinian authorities to ...[read more]
May 10, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Argentine Senate approved a bill Wednesday intended to democratize the judiciary, but critics believe that the reform may leave judges vulnerable to political influence. Under the new bill members of the Council of Magistrates, the board that appoints federal judges, will be elected. The ...[read more]
March 13, 2013
by Sarah Posner
An Argentine court in Buenos Aires sentenced former military general Reynaldo Bignone on Tuesday to life in prison for crimes against humanity committed during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War". In addition, the 85-year-old general is serving other jail sentences for related crimes committed ...[read more]
February 28, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The National Congress of Argentina on Thursday approved an agreement with Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Argentinian courts have long accused Iran of sponsoring the attack, which killed 85 people, and in 2007 Argentinian authorities secured ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
Argentina signed an agreement with Iran on Sunday to create an independent Commission of Truth to investigate the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center. Argentinian courts have accused Iran of sponsoring the attack, which killed 85 people, and in 2007 Argentinian authorities ...[read more]
December 13, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Uruguay's Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. The measure passed by a wide margin after eight hours of debate with 81 votes in favor out of 87 lawmakers present. The bill seeks to create a single law granting equal marriage rights to all individuals, ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 2, 2010, an Argentine court began the trial of former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who faced charges of human rights violations for his role in what's been known as the "Dirty War." Videla had been pardoned after a conviction in 1985 for charges of torture and murder, but a ...[read more]
May 21, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The city of Buenos Aires passed a resolution Friday that will recognize same-sex marriages for non-citizens, making it the fourth district in Argentina to legalize such marriages. The new law allows tourists and other foreigners to exercise the same marriage rights afforded to citizens of ...[read more]
April 1, 2011
by LaToya Sawyer
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". Cabanillas, who ran a secret Buenos Aires facility known as Automotores Orletti, was convicted of murder, torture and illegal imprisonment ...[read more]
March 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 8, 2007, an Argentine federal judge ordered former president Reynaldo Bignone arrested for his alleged role in disappearances and human rights abuses during Argentina's 1976-83 "Dirty War." Judge Alberto Suarez Araujo ordered Bignone's arrest as part of an investigation into alleged human ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

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