So far, attemps to identify the perpetrators met
with only partial success. Several individuals have been accused of having participated in
this crime and brought to trial.
Argentina has engaged to continue this difficult
investigation and, to ensure that the judge and the state attorneys who deal with this
case should receive all the operational support they might require, a Special
Investigating Unit has been created. This Unit is attached to the Department of Justice
and Legislative Matters and will process all requests made to the different agencies of
the National Executive Branch in matters related to this case and to its investigation.
The Unit processes all requests made by the legal
authorities and by the Office of the Attorney General in relation to cases connected with
It carries out its own investigation and reports
its findings to these authorities.
Upon request of the intervening judges, it adopts
the necessary measures to ensure protection for the witnesses who make depositions in the
framework of its investigation as well as for the witnesses and accused in connection with
It requests assistance, documents and reports
from provincial institutions and government departments and from foreign security and
intelligence agencies. All the departments and agencies that depend from the State are
required to treat such requests as urgent and preferential and to provide full access to
their documents, reports and files.
It coordinates with the authorities of the
National Judiciary Branch the provision of technical, human and material resources that
might be required by the legal authorities or the Office of the Attorney General.
The head of the Unit acts as the representative
of the National Executive Branch to the Special Investigating Commission created by Senate Resolution Nš 1501
in 1995 as well as to national and foreign non-governmental agencies and organizations
interested in following up this investigation.
The Executive Secretariat
adopts the necessary measures to ensure that the Unit operates efficiently and to this
end, coordinates the activities of:
The Antiterrorist Investigations Unit of the Federal Police Force;
The National Intelligence Agencys
Department on International Terrorism and Criminal Activities;
The Antiterrorist Division of the National Naval Command;
The National Gendarmeries Division for Coordinating Antiterrorist
The Intelligence Department of the Federal Penitenciary Service;
The Anticorruption Office of
the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.