Periodical profile published 1980
Publisher: Group for the Defense of Civil Rights in Argentina, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2023
Abstract: The aim of the Canada/Argentina Bulletin is to inform Canadians about the various social and political issues concerning Argentina. This month's issue deals with a new labor law, OAS investigation of human rights, nuclear energy, and new law regarding the disappeared.
The editorial concerns Ms. Flora MacDonald, External Affairs Minister, and her remarks pertaining to CANDU reactor sales and human rights policies of the buyer nation. The combined pressure of church and labor groups within Canada motivated the government to take this stand. The same pressure is used to influence the government to protest the military's "Law of the Disappeared".
This law promulgated on September 12th decrees that the disappeared can now be considered dead. Amnesty International has estimated that 15,000 - 20,000 have disappeared since the junta seized power in March, 1976. This law needs to be condemned first because it is unnecessary, but more importantly because it does not provide any real answers to the fate of the disappeared.