Approve the "Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Argentina and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran". Sanctioned: February 27, 2013 Enacted: February 28, 2013
The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc., are sanctioned by law:
ARTICLE 1-Approve the " Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the issues related to the terrorist attack on the headquarters of the AMIA in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994 ", consisting of nine (9) articles whose photocopy authenticated in Farsi languages, Spanish and English, is part of this law.
ARTICLE 2 °-Commune to the national executive branch. GIVEN IN THE SESSION HALL OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN BUENOS AIRES, AT THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF FEBRUARY OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN. -REGISTERED UNDER NO. 26,843-BEATRIZ ROJKES of ALPEROVICH. -JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -Gervasio Bozzano. -Juan H. Estrada.
Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the issues related to the terrorist attack on the headquarters of the AMIA in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994 1. Establishment of the Commission A Truth Commission will be created composed of international jurists to analyze all the documentation presented by the judicial authorities of Argentina and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Commission shall be composed of five (5) commissioners and two (2) members appointed by each country, selected in accordance with their recognised international legal standing. They may not be nationals of either country. The two countries will jointly agree with a senior international jurist with high moral standards and legal standing, who will act as President of the Commission. 2. Rules of Procedure After consulting the parties, the Commission will establish its rules of procedure to be approved by the parties. 3. Exchange of Information Once the Commission has been established, the authorities of Iran and Argentina will be sent to the Commission and to the Commission the evidence and information that is held on the cause AMIA. The
Commissioners will carry out a detailed review of the evidence concerning each of the defendants; the Commission may consult the parties in order to complete the information. 4. Report of the Commission After having analysed the information received from both parties and consultations with the parties and individuals, the Commission will express its views and issue a report with recommendations on how to proceed with the case in question. the law and regulations of both sides. Both parties will take these recommendations into account in their future actions. 5. Hearing The Commission and the Argentine and Iranian judicial authorities will be in Tehran to proceed to question those persons in respect of which Interpol has issued a red notice. The Commission shall have the authority to ask the representatives of each party. Each party has the right to provide explanations or submit new documentation during the meetings. 6. Entry into force This agreement shall be forwarded to the relevant organs of each country, whether the Congress, the Parliament or other bodies, for ratification or approval in accordance with their laws. This agreement will enter into force after the exchange of the last verbal note informing that the internal requirements for its approval or ratification have been completed. 7. Interpol This agreement, after being signed, will be referred jointly by both foreign ministers to the Secretary General of Interpol in compliance with requirements demanded by Interpol in relation to this case. 8. Basic Rights Nothing in this agreement will put people's rights, guaranteed by law, at risk. 9. Dispute Settlement Any controversy over the implementation or interpretation of this agreement will be resolved by means of consultations between both parties. Signed on January 27, 2013 in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in two copies, in Farsi, Spanish and English. In the event that there is a dispute over the implementation, the English text will prevail.
NOTE: The Annexes that make up this Law are published in the web edition of the BORA -www.boletinoficial.gov.ar-and can also be consulted in the Central Headquarters of this National Directorate (Suipacha 767-Autonomous City of Buenos Aires).
Date of publication: 01/03/2013