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National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons

The National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons was an Argentine organization created by President Raul Alfonsin on 15 December 1983, shortly after his inauguration, to investigate the fate of the desaparecidos (victims of forced disappearance) and other human rights violations performed during the military dictatorship known as the National Reorganization Process between 1976 and 1983.

The research of the investigation commission was documented in the Nunca Mas (Never Again) report, delivered to Alfonsin on 20 September 1984, which opened the doors to the trial of the military juntas of the dictatorship. CONADEP recorded, case by case, the forced disappearance of about 9,000 persons from 1976 to 1983, although it noted that the actual number could be higher . The report also stated that about 600 people were "disappeared" and 458 were assassinated (by death squads such as the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance) during the Peronist governments from 1973 to 1976. L'ancienne presidente argentine Isabel Peron arretee a Madrid, a la demande de Buenos Aires, Le Monde, January 13, 2007 .

Argenpress, 10 April 2006. Represion en Argentina y memoria larga.

CONADEP's members were:

Ernesto Sabato (President)

Ricardo Colombres

Rene Favaloro

Hilario Fernandez Long

Carlos T. Gattinoni

Gregorio Klimovsky

Marshall Meyer

Jaime F. de Nevares

Eduardo Rabossi

Magdalena Ruiz Guinazu

Santiago Marcelino Lopez (1)

Hugo Diogenes Piucill (1)

Horacio Hugo Huarte (1)

(1) designated by the Chamber of Deputies.

Five secretaries were also named:

Graciela Fernandez Meijide: Depositions

Daniel Salvador: Documentation and Data Processing

Raul Aragon: Procedures

Alberto Mansur: Legal Affairs

Leopoldo Silgueira: Administrative

See also

List of truth and reconciliation commissions

External links

The Nunca Mas (Never Again) CONADEP Report

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