ABSTRACT

An undisputed regional protagonist of transitional justice over the past 30 years, Argentina has explored the full menu of transitional justice mechanisms (TJMs) in its efforts to address gross human rights violations committed during its last period of military rule (1976-83). These have included a truth commission, restitution of rights, reparations, criminal and ‘truth’ trials, and lustration – barring of officials culpable under the previous regime from further influence (Smulovitz 2012).