Argentina Opens its Identity Policy to Mothers of Children Stolen Outside the Dictatorship
America and Human Rights Researcher,
Global Human Rights Defense.
During the repressive dictatorship in Argentina (1976 - 1983) was set up a system to steal children of political militants, who were being tortured and murdered in secret detention centres. Kidnappings and illegal adoptions continued to occur outside these centres for years.
Since the return of democracy, for 35 years in the country, the National Genetic Data Bank BNDG has shown that during the time of ‘State Terrorism’ numerous irregular documents were issued, however many were also being rejected to be the ‘disappeared sons and daughters.’
Something is changing, recently 12 negative cases of BNDG received the good news that their mothers are alive. This identification was possible because, in addition to the file of families in search of grandchildren stolen by the military, the mothers have created another search record for children stolen in an environment beyond State terrorism. Thus, today the search for these children has been extended to the period beyond the years of dictatorship.
Sources and further reading:
El Pais| elpaiscom. 2021. Encovi 2021: Argentina abre su política de identidad a madres de niños robados fuera de la dictadura [online] Available at:https://elpais.com/sociedad/2021-12-06/argentina-abre-su-politica-de-identidad-a-madres-de-ninos-robados-fuera-de-la-dictadura.html
[Accessed 12 December 2021].