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Accountability for War Crimes

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Author: Gomez, Rosa
Achieving some form of justice for the horrific and brutal abuses that occurred during Argentina’s Dirty War has been a long and painful process. Decades after only seeing one another’s eyes through the slits of their prison cells, Rosa Gomez and Antonio Savone, both survivors of the secret prison called D2, reunited to testify at a war crime trial against their torturers. Antonio, a Canadian citizen, returned to Argentina after he realized that his testimony could help Rosa in her long fight to hold her torturers to account. In 2005 the Supreme Court of Argentina threw out the amnesty laws that shielded the military from punishment, allowing new prosecutions for decades-old crimes.
Presented by the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL), SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, and the BC Civil Liberties Association.
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