December 11, 2013
The Government House has 10 days to respond to an appeal for legal protection filed by the AMIA and DAIA Jewish community groups that claim the memorandum of understanding between Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 AMIA bombing is unconstitutional.
Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral, who is now in charge of the case, gave the deadline to the the government, emphasizing he would be able to issue a decision in the case after that time had transpired.
Recently, the Supreme Court confirmed that Canicoba Corral must be in charge of the case.
The memorandum with Iran proposes the creation of a truth commission that would intervene in the terrorist case, which is composed of two legal authorities from Argentina, two from Iran and five others. When the law passed, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called it a historical occasion because it signified the first time in 19 years that a “legal instrument based on international law between Argentina and Iran” had been created to further the investigation for the truth.
However, Fernández de Kirchner in a UN General Assembly speech given earlier this year said that her patience was wearing thin with delays on the part of the Iranian government in approving the memorandum. The AMIA bombing took place on July 18, 1994, causing 85 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
— Herald Staff