Wednesday, June 15, 2011

But not for Timorese...

In Buenos Aires, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged that "the lessons learned from Argentina’s turn from dictatorship to democracy be applied widely, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East..."

Appearing at the memorial to thousands of Argentines tortured and killed during the “dirty war” from 1976 to 1983.

He said Argentina has "shown that there can be no safe refuge for those who commit crimes against humanity.”

In this world, there is no safe place now for any perpetrators who violate international human rights laws and international humanitarian laws. They must be held responsible; they must be brought to justice. This has been a fundamental principle and my strong commitment as Secretary-General of the United Nations.”

Will the the Secretary-General now follow up on his predecessor's call for “justice to prevail over impunity."

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