December 13, 2013
Judge to decide validity of AMIA agreement
The Supreme Court confirmed that Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral will define the legality of the agreement between Argentina and Iran pledging cooperation on investigating the AMIA bombing, signed last January and approved in Congress a month later.
With this step, the highest tribunal concluded the jurisdictional dispute between the federal court and the Administrative Law courts over the injunction filed in July by the two Jewish entities of AMIA and DAIA rejecting the memorandum.
The maximum legal authority explained that it was not a matter of their correspondence. Therefore, they decided to send the case back for the final resolution to Canicoba Corral.
In 1994, an attack demolished the Jewish Mutual building in downtown Buenos Aires, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds. Five Irani nationals are alleged to have been involved in the planning of the bombing.