Argentine Supreme Court declares Riveros pardon unconstitutional
Friday, July 13, 2007
The Supreme Court of Argentina today ruled that a decree issued by the Argentine ex-president Carlos Saúl Menem was unconstitutional. The decree pardoned military general Santiago Omar Riveros, charged for crimes against humanity which were committed during the "Guerra Sucia", a military rule (1976-1983) in Argentina.
The members of the Supreme Court of Justice decided by a majority of four votes the revoke of the pardon towards Riveros. The votes were as follows:
- Ricardo Lorenzetti
- Juan Carlos Maqueda
- Eugenio Zaffaroni
- Elena Highton
- Carlos Fayt
- Carmen Argibay
- Enrique Petracchi
"Crimes against humanity, because of their seriousness in nature, are not only contrary to the Constitución Nacional, but as well to the entire international community," the Supreme Court ruled. Nearly 30,000 disappeared in the Argentina military dictatiorship.
|This is a complete or partial translation of the article "La Corte Suprema de Argentina revocó los indultos a los jefes militares", from the Spanish language Wikinews, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.|
- Daniel Schweimler. "Argentine court overturns pardon" — , July 13, 2007
- "La Corte Suprema anuló los indultos de Carlos Menem a jefes militares" — , July 13, 2007 (Spanish)
- "La Corte Suprema anuló los indultos" — , July 13, 2007 (Spanish)