NEWS TO NOTE: “Dirty War” Prosecutions in Argentina

Extrajudicial executions. forced disappearances, and torture caused the deaths an estimated 30,000 individuals in Argentina from 1975-1983, and the psychological and physical wounds of thousands more. Despite earlier efforts to protect those responsible for these crimes, justice and the law have been catching up with them.

Proscutions in Argentina and neighboring countries for these and similar crimes are going forward and gaining momentum.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the Argentine prosecutor who brought cases against junta leaders responsible for these crimes, is now the chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.