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Ceremony Marks Completion of Argentina Records Declassification Project
Media Alert · Thursday, April 11, 2019

Washington, DC

WHAT: Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will present the final tranche of newly-declassified U.S. Government records to Argentine Minister of Justice and Human Rights, the Honorable Germán Carlos Garavano, marking the successful completion of the U.S. Declassification Project for Argentina, the largest government-to-government declassification release in United States history. 

This ends a multi-year effort across 16 Executive Branch agencies and departments to provide the Government of Argentina with declassified records between 1975 and 1984 related to human rights abuses committed during the military dictatorship of Argentina (1976-1983).

  • The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has posted the collection as a whole, which can be found here: intel.gov/argentina
  • Records released by the National Archives’ National Declassification Center are available to the public here:  https://www.archives.gov/argentina/humanrights

WHO:

  • The Honorable David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
  • The Honorable Germán Carlos Garavano, Argentine Minister of Justice
  • The Honorable Fernando Oris de Roa, Argentine Ambassador to the United States

 

WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10 AM. 

WHERE: Archivist’s Reception Room, National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.  Link to records will be provided on April 12, 2019, at 10 AM

PLEASE NOTE: Print media only. RSVP to public.affairs@nara.gov. Press should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.

Background
This represents the final stage of an historic effort by the U.S. Government to search, identify, review for public access, and provide records that shed light on human rights abuses in Argentina between 1975 and 1984. The project, at the request of the Argentine government, involved the U.S. National Archives and four of its Presidential Libraries (Ford, Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush).  It included 15 other U.S. Government departments and agencies, including intelligence, defense, and law enforcement agencies. 

The National Archives’ mission is to preserve and make accessible the permanently valuable records of the federal government. To support this important project, 25 staffers from the National Declassification Center, Presidential Libraries, and the Center for Legislative Archives spent more than 1,300 hours identifying and reviewing relevant records.

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