The report was published on November 29, and detailed the results of a six-month investigation. A revised version was released on June 1, The commission was reopened in February for eighteen months, adding more cases. The commission found that 38, people had been imprisoned for political reasons and that most had been tortured. It also found that thirty people "disappeared" or had been executed in addition to those recorded by the earlier Rettig Report. Testimony has been classified, and will be kept secret for the next fifty years, until
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USIP's global team has produced a broad array of timely and relevant resources examining the global implications of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pinochet dictatorship ended in when he lost by a narrow margin in national elections. The Rettig Commission was only allowed to investigate crimes resulting in death or disappearance, and victims and civil society pushed for additional efforts to deal with the human rights violations of the Pinochet era that did not result in death such as torture and unlawful detention.
President Ricardo Lagos created the Valech Commission as an advisory body to further document these abuses under the military dictatorship. Mandate: The Valech Commission was mandated to document abuses of civil rights or politically motivated torture that took place between September 11, and March 10, by agents of the state and by people in their service. It was also instructed to identify the victims, propose measures of reparations and produce a final report.
Commissioners and Structure: The Valech Commission was composed of eight members: six men and two women. President Lagos named the eight individuals in the decree establishing the commission. Bishop Sergio Valech chaired the commission.
Report: The Valech Commission delivered its first 1,page report to President Ricardo Lagos on November 10, , who then presented it to the nation in a televised speech later that month.
The President asked the Commission to produce a complementary report taking into account approximately 1, additional cases that were submitted by victims and their families, but which the commission could not resolve within the original timeframe of its operations. The first report is available on the website of the Consultative Commission created in see below, Reparations.
The complementary report is also available online. Special Notes: Victims and human rights organizations criticized the short period of time during which the Valech Commission accepted testimonies. Examining movements in Argentina, Chile, Egypt, Liberia, the Palestinian territories, Poland, Syria, and the United States, this report advocates for the full engagement of women and their networks in nonviolent movements for a simple and compelling reason—because greater female inclusion leads to more sustainable peace.
Type: Special Report. Gender ; Nonviolent Action. Type: Analysis and Commentary. Recent years have given rise to an intense debate about appropriate roles for Latin America's armed forces: Should they remain the guardians of political stability, or should they restrict themselves mainly to external defense? Type: Peaceworks. Type: Truth Commission. Prioritizing Peace During the Pandemic: USIP's global team has produced a broad array of timely and relevant resources examining the global implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Boletines y Publicaciones / Bulletins and other Publications
Comisiones de la Verdad de Chile: Verdad y Reparaciones como Política de Estado
Informe de la Comisión Nacional sobre Prisión Política y Tortura (Valech I)
Commission of Inquiry: Chile 03