Argentine Presidential Candidate Kirchner on Transitional Justice

The Emilio Mignone Lecture on Transitional Justice on September 24 featured Senator Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, presidential candidate for the October 2007 Argentine elections and Judge Baltasar Garzón of the Spanish "Audiencia Nacional" (High Criminal Court) discussing their personal experiences attempting to bring to justice those who ordered the kidnappings of thousands of men and women during Argentina's "Dirty War," which took place between 1976 and 1983. Kirchner said that the debt to the families of the missing is still unpaid, and that justice must ultimately be meted out by the Argentine judiciary. The conversation was moderated by Juan E. Méndez, president of the International Center for Transitional Justice, which cosponsored the event with the New York University School of Law and its Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. September 24, 2007

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