Practice Relating to Rule 149. Responsibility for Violations of International Humanitarian Law
Uruguay’s Law on Reparations (2009) states:
RECOGNITION BY THE STATE
Article 1º. – The breach of the rule of law which prevented individuals from exercising their fundamental rights, in violation of human rights or international humanitarian law, between 27 June 1973 and 28 February 1985 shall be recognized.
– The State shall promote material or symbolic actions of moral reparation in order to restore the dignity of the victims and to establish its responsibility. Such actions shall tend to honour the historical memory of the victims of terrorism and the illegitimate use of State power exercised during the period indicated in articles 1 and 2 of the present Law.