Declaranse Sites Of Memory Of The Terrorism Of State, To Places That Functioned As Clandestine Centers Of Illegal Repression

Original Language Title: Decláranse Sitios de Memoria del Terrorismo de Estado, a los lugares que funcionaron como centros clandestinos de represión ilegal

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HUMAN rights law 26.691 Declaranse sites of memory of the terrorism of State, to the places that functioned as clandestine centers of illegal repression. Adopted: 29 June 2011 promulgated: July 27, 2011 the Senate and Chamber of deputies of the Argentina nation gathered in Congress, etc. they attest to the force of law: preservation, SIGNAGE and broadcasting of places of memory of State terrorism article 1º - declared sites of memory of the terrorism of State, on sites, to which functioned as clandestine detention, torture and extermination centers or places where happened emblematic events of the actions of the illegal repression during the terrorism of State exercised in the country until December 10, 1983.
Article 2º - the national executive branch shall ensure the preservation from all sites for the purposes of facilitating judicial, as likewise, investigations for the preservation of the memory of what happened during the period of State terrorism in our country.
Article 3º - they are included in the scope of the present law all those sites which existed evidence about its functioning as sites. For these purposes, shall be deemed the report produced by the National Commission on the disappearance of persons (Conadep), testimonials poured in judicial proceedings and file records in the national memory archive under the Ministry of human rights of the nation.
Article 4. - will be enforcement of this Act, the Secretary of human rights, authority of the Ministry of Justice and human rights.
Article 5º - the enforcement authority shall have the following functions: to) call on the competent bodies to implement the necessary measures for the purpose of facilitating the investigation of serious violations of human rights that occurred in the sites referred to in article 3; (b) cooperate with specific areas of national, provincial and municipal levels, in the creation of entities with functional autonomy and financial autarchy that have the Mission of ensuring the preservation of the places that functioned as sites and the recovery and transmission of the memory of the events during the period of State terrorism; (c) transmit the historical memory of the events that occurred during the State terrorism and especially the violations to human rights at the sites; (d) to coordinate with provincial, municipal agencies and of the city of Buenos Aires, competent in the area of promotion and defense of human rights, programs, activities and actions included in the spirit of this law; (e) prepare and update the list of sites, incorporating all those property conforming to the characteristics set out in article 1 °; (f) publish the list of buildings identified to date, reporting to all the provinces and municipalities and the public in general, the high value that has for our country to preserve the memory of the serious human rights violations during the period of State terrorism; (g) request to national authorities in whose jurisdiction shall take the property set out in article 3 °, the temporary assignment of suitable spaces for the development of activities of dissemination, promotion, preservation, and research; (h) request to national authorities in whose jurisdiction shall take the properties set out in the article 3, that are declared totally or partially unnecessary for your specific management and are affected to the orbit of the implementing authority, when the circumstances require it.
Article 6. - in order to preserve sites all those properties that were committed acts of torture, extermination, reduction to servitude, disappearance of persons or other harassment, the enforcement authority must: to) provide for each of the sites, a brand that determined as sites accompanied by a legend allusive of repudiation of the events that happened there. For the design of this brand, the enforcement authority must call public competition whose jury will comprise a proposal from human rights organizations with recognized experience in the struggle for memory, truth and justice. This mark will be approved by the enforcement authority, as Convention national, although not exclusive of others, for all sites; b) promote all kinds of educational activities, research, training and dissemination related to the events there, as well, related to the unrestricted defence of human rights and full participation as pillars of the democratic system; (c) promote, promote or sponsor specific projects of preservation and collection, systematization and preservation of documentary and testimonial material, ensuring the full participation of the renowned human rights organizations; (d) encourage the participation of national universities or other educational institutions to cooperate in the study and systematic research of the historical events occurred during the period of State terrorism; (e) promoting management, articulating the specific areas of the State, national, provincial, municipal and of the autonomous city of Buenos Aires, as appropriate, actively encouraging the participation of civil society through agencies with vast experience in the promotion and defence of human rights, survivors, family of victims and social organizations; (f) establish channels appropriate for permanent consultation with organizations of human rights and the civil society organizations in the design of public policies of memory.
Article 7º - the enforcement authority will assist the existing autonomous or autarchic entities actively, or which in the future may be created to preserve the sites, and recover the memory of what happened there, without prejudice to their respective functional autonomies. article 8º - invited the provinces and to the autonomous city of Buenos Aires to adhere to this law, to make way for the reconstruction of our past and a symbol of what never again be repeated in our country.


Date of publication: 29/07/2011