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«Desaparición»

Argentina’s Human Rights Trials

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Edited By Gabriele Andreozzi

The 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).
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Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available on the Internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de.

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Andreozzi, Gabriele. Desaparición : Argentina’s human rights trials / Gabriele Andreozzi.    pages cm. -- (Hispanic Studies : Culture and Ideas ; 53) Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN 978-3-0343-0857-1 (alk. paper) 1. Human rights--Argentina--History. 2. Crimes against humanity--Argentina--History. 3. Trials (crimes against humanity)--Argentina--History. 4. Disappeared persons--Argentina--History. 5. Argentina--Politics and government. I. Title.KHA3003.A95 2013342.8208’5--dc23

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