New publication: Desaparición: Argentina’s Human Rights Trials

Andreozzi coverThe current situation in Argentina is unprecedented. In compliance with prescribed timings and procedures, the crimes committed by the state in recent history are being prosecuted and penalized. This book traces the path of the trials for crimes against humanity in Argentina, from the Trial of the Juntas that began during the presidency of Raúl Alfonsín to current developments under Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, analysing the ideas of memory, truth and justice. In the volume, judges, lawyers, historians, journalists and witnesses from the era of terror give a lucid and critical reconstruction of the last thirty years. The contributors also point to other states where crimes against humanity are still being committed on a daily basis, despite being notionally proscribed.
This book is translated from Spanish, originally appearing under the title Juicios por crímenes de lesa humanidad en Argentina (2011).

 

Available for purchase here.

Gabriele Andreozzi is a political scientist specializing in political systems and institutional change in Latin America. He has a particular interest in the political processes of democratic transition and the retrieval of memory in Argentina, as well as relations between Italy and Argentina. He has participated in international seminars on the subject of memory and disappearance and is the author of the Italian documentary ESMA, una sentencia italiana (‘ESMA, an Italian judgment’).

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