Uruguay: Expiry Law Still in Force

Montevideo, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies kept the Expiry Law after voting on an interpretative project that attempted to void this law passed in 1986.
After 15 hours of debate, the initiative was not approved by the simple required majority, so the Expiry Law will continue to be in force.

After the dictatorship was overthrown, the Uruguayan parliament passed the Expiry Law, also known as the Impunity Law, on December 22, 1986.

This amnesty law has prevented the investigation and adjudication of Uruguay’s military and police for illegal detentions, systematic tortures, killings, and forced disappearances committed during the country’s civil-military dictatorship (1973-1985).

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