Thursday, March 5, 2015

Malvinas/Falklands war vets to take abuse claims to Inter-American Commission

War veterans from the Malvinas/Falklands war (Centro de Ex Combatientes Islas Malvinas - CECIM) of Argentina have announced that they plan to take their case to an international court.  The veterans claim to be victims of abuse and torture by their superior officers during the 1982 conflict and will bring the matter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.  The Argentine Supreme Court dismissed the case in its February 19, 2015 ruling and President Cristina Fernández, in her State of the Nation address to Congress, recommended war veterans take the matter to the Inter-American Commission.  CECIM revealed that the case would be filed as soon as possible with the Commission even though they have a six-month time frame within which to file starting from the date of notification of the Supreme Court's dismissal.

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