ABSTRACT

Since 2013, several events in Uruguay point to a slowing or partial reversal of this progress, especially in the area of criminal justice. Parallel to these negative developments, however, there has been progress in the areas of truth-finding and reparations. This suggests to us that that the country still deserves a 6 overall on the accountability scale. Whatever rating is applied, Uruguay’s almost three-decades-long trajectory from impunity to some accountability has been far from smooth but rather has been characterised by alternating periods of progress and setbacks.