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By Jaime Malamud-Goti

An insider’s sincere evaluation of Argentina’s human rights trials

During the “dirty battle” of the Seventies, the army junta that managed Argentina used to be liable for the abduction, torturing, and killing of millions. In 1985, democratically elected president Raul Alfónsín decreed that former commanders of the dictatorship be attempted for human rights abuses. In Game with no End, Jaime Malamud-Goti argues that, by means of scapegoating a number of former leaders and prosecuting simply definite violations, the pains helped politicize the nationwide judiciary, whose responsibility it was once to enforce democratic principles.

As senior adviser to President Alfónsín and as solicitor of the best courtroom, Malamud-Goti used to be one in all architects of the 1984 trials of the Argentine generals. during this infrequent insider’s account of a pivotal second in Argentinian background, he demonstrates that the rigors did not deal with all electorate as equivalent prior to the legislations and therefore perpetuated the us-versus-them mentality that enabled the junta to set up authoritarian rule within the first place.

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