From Pariah State to Global Protagonist: Argentina and the Struggle for International Human Rights

@article{Sikkink2008FromPS,
  title={From Pariah State to Global Protagonist: Argentina and the Struggle for International Human Rights},
  author={Kathryn Sikkink},
  journal={Latin American Politics and Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={50},
  pages={1 - 29}
}
Abstract Democratizing states began in the 1980s to hold individuals, including past heads of state, accountable for human rights violations. The 1984 Argentine truth commission report (Nunca Más) and the 1985 trials of the juntas helped to initiate this trend. Argentina also developed other justice-seeking mechanisms, including the first groups of mothers and grandmothers of the disappeared, the first human rights forensic anthropology team, and the first truth trials. Argentines helped to… Expand
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