Much has been written on the Argentine dictatorship and the transitional justice movement that brought its members to justice. However there has been no study to date of the economic accomplices to this dictatorship and the recent advancements in Argentina towards holding these actors accountable. What was the role of banks, companies, and individuals in perpetuating a murderous regime? To what extent should they be held responsible? As the first academic study on economic complicity in Argentina, this book attempts to answer these questions. Renowned human rights scholars investigate the role played by such actors as Ford, Mercedes Benz, the press, foreign banks, and even the Catholic Church. Across numerous case studies, the authors make a compelling argument for the legal responsibility of economic accomplices. A groundbreaking interdisciplinary study, this book will be essential to anyone interested in transitional justice, business, and human rights.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Verbitsky & Bohoslavsky: The Economic Accomplices to the Argentine Dictatorship: Outstanding Debts
The Economic Accomplices to the Argentine Dictatorship: Outstanding Debts (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract: