Category Archives: Argentina

On the Human Rights Pitch, FIFA Scores an Own-Goal

Earlier this month, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir took in the FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia. Bashir was among world leaders in the VIP section of Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow. But he is unlike anyone else who watched … Continue reading

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Argentina Slams UN Security Council Over ICC Referral, Entrenching Selectivity

Some of the best responses to both failed and successful UN Security Council resolutions are seldom read or heard because they come from small or middle-power states and because they get lost in the fray of big-power rhetoric. Just one … Continue reading

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Justice for Sexual Violence and Gender Crimes in Argentina

The following is a guest-post on gender and sexual violence as crimes against humanity and torture in the context of Argentina’s Dirty War by Mariana Rodriguez Pareja and Alia Al-Khatib, who is a human rights activist and Vassar Maguire Fellow in … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Sequencing Peace and Justice

A few weeks ago I spoke with a senior transitional justice researcher and aspiring politician from northern Uganda about the trials (if you excuse the pun) and tribulations of achieving peace and justice in the region. He described sentiments familiar … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Argentina, Human Rights, Justice, Latin America, Peace Negotiations, South America, Transitional Justice, Uganda | 2 Comments

Getting away with murder: Could Latin America become a safe haven for Libyan war criminals?

I’m very happy to welcome a guest-posting duo this week. Mariana Rodriguez Pareja is a communications expert and human rights advocate. You can follow her (here) on twitter. Salvador Herencia Carrasco holds an LL.M. from the University of Ottawa and … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Crimes against humanity, Darfur, Human Rights, Latin America, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Sudan, Venezuela | 2 Comments

An Argentinean Judge Judy: Moreno-Ocampo’s Retirement Plans?

As many readers will know, this coming December the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States Parties (ASP) will come together to elect a new Prosecutor. Posts here at JiC have considered the criteria of the next Prosecutor and some potential … Continue reading

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More Justice in Argentina: Dirty War Dictator Gets Life Sentence

Last month, Argentina continued its remarkable zeal for justice and accountability by putting two of its most brutal leaders on trial. Former Argentine dictators Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone, along with six others, were brought to trial for crimes committed … Continue reading

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