01.10.2013

The National DNA Data Bank Organized a Second Meeting Open to the Community

A new open meeting was held about aspects related to the genetic identification of victims who were forced to disappear or were victims of suppression of identity during the latest military dictatorship. This time, legal aspects related to the identification of victims were discussed.

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The National DNA Data Bank Organised a Second Meeting Open to the Community

Dr. Iud, Niklison and Parenti talked about some judicial aspects of suppression of identity cases.

The National DNA Data Bank is an autonomous and autarchic entity under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation. It organised the second meeting of a set of open thematic events on aspects related to genetic identification of victims forced to disappear and who were victims of suppression of identity during the last military dictatorship occurred in Argentina. In this opportunity, some judicial aspects of the cases of suppression of identity were discussed as well as some cases of genetic identification of victims who were forced to disappear during the undemocratic military government. The event was held at a building located at Avenida Cordoba 831, where the Bank will be based.

In the meeting participated the legal attorney of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, Dr. Alan Iud, the coordinator of the unit specialised in cases of appropriated children during the undemocratic military government and member of the National Commission for the Right to Identity (CONADI), Pablo Parenti; the federal prosecutor of the Assistance Unit for cases of violations of human rights due to State terrorism, Martin Niklison, and the coordinators who were responsible for the transfer of the Bank, Dr. Héctor Targovnik and Dr. Victor Penchaszadeh.

The purpose of such meetings is to allow the persons responsible for activities related to human identification the opportunity to tell about their contribution to remedy the violations of the right to an identity for crimes against humanity committed by the Military Undemocratic Government. Within this frame, the speakers stressed out the aspects contemplated in such cases to guarantee the validity of the genetic tests performed.

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