Inter-American Commission on Human Rights refers ‘AMIA Bombing’ case against Argentina to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
On March 26, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed a case before the Inter-American Court of Human rights against Argentina. The case is about the victims and their relatives of the terrorist attack on the headquarters of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, that happened on July 18, 1994 and resulted in the death of 85 people and serious injuries of other 151. The case also became known as ‘AMIA Bombing’. The Commission claimed that Argentine is responsible for failing to prevent and to investigate the attack and, therefore, to protect a vulnerable group, namely the Argentine Jewish community. The attack remains unpunished until today and the Commission concluded that it is a result of State’s omissions and the use of judicial proceedings for shielding the responsible for the attack. Besides referring to the Inter-American Court, the Commission further provided a number of recommendations to the State of Argentina.
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