The Prosecution of International Crimes in Uruguay
Author: Galain Palermo, Pablo
Source: International Criminal Law Review, Volume 10, Number 4, 2010 , pp. 601-618(18)
Abstract:This article discusses the criminal trials carried out in Uruguay against civilian, military, and political functionaries who committed crimes, including crimes against humanity, during the period of civilian-military dictatorship lasting from 1973 to 1985. These criminal proceedings are analyzed in the contexts of transitional justice and international criminal law. Therefore, the first part of this article addresses the diverse phases of transitional justice in Uruguay while the second part analyzes fundamental aspects of criminal trials against 'state terrorists'.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-08-01