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SERPAJ - Service for Peace and Justice

serpajLocation : Montevideo

Creation : 1981

Local issues : From 1973 to 1985, Uruguay lived under a particularly strong civic-military dictatorship. The return to democracy did not allow real progress in the search for the truth, nor for justice concerning the acts committed during those dark times. A bill passed in 1986 prohibited prosecution against the alleged authors of grave violations of human rights during the dictatorship and the issue of impunity remains topical.

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