Dealing with the Past: the Argentinian Experience

I. Introduction

Argentina is frequently cited as an exemplary case for how transitional justice can be achieved in the aftermath of state violence and, the role truth commissions, memory work and legal reform can play in the process. The purpose of this report is to reflect upon observations through a study visit conducted to Argentina and thereby engage in a comparative analysis of Turkey and Argentina both of which have gone through a series of military regimes and have suffered severe human right violations.