The “Eminent Jurists Panel on Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights” concluded its hearing in Buenos Aires on lessons learned from the Southern Cone during the 70’s and 80’s.
The Panel received detailed accounts from human rights organizations, lawyers, prosecutors and other government representatives on the laws, practices and policies adopted during that period. Participants from Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil gave testimonies at the hearing. The Panel members also had the opportunity to meet with the following high-level authorities in Argentina: the Foreign Minister, the Justice Minister and the Secretary and Sub-Secretary of Human Rights. The Panel wishes to thank the Argentinean government for its openness, as well as the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS, Centre for Legal and Social Studies) and the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires for their invaluable assistance in the organization of this event.
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