Book launch: "The Economic Accomplices of the Dictatorship in Argentina: Outstanding Debts to Settle"

Book launch: "The Economic Accomplices of the Dictatorship in Argentina: Outstanding Debts to Settle"

Thursday, 26 November 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Argentine Ambassador’s Residence, 49 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QZ
Horacio Verbitsky; Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky; Leigh Payne; Gabriel Pereira; Camilo Sanchez; Chantal Mouffe
Leigh Payne and Gabriel Pereira

Horacio Verbitsky and Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky bring together contributions, from more than twenty specialists, in this book that aims to reveal complicity that existed between economic and other private actors and the dictatorship in Argentina.

The kinds of collaboration discussed in the book include private companies, banks, and the media. The book also discusses illegal appropriations of businesses, the role of lawyers, business organizations, economic think tanks, the Catholic hierarchy, and scholars. Theoretical approaches used in the book include the economic logic of authoritarian governments, rational choice, transitional justice and accountability for non-state actors’ human rights abuses.

The book brings together in one volume the substantive information on civil and economic complicity in the Argentine dictatorship. In so doing, it contributes to the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and the guarantee of non-repetition.



6.30pm Welcome reception

7.30pm Opening Remarks by Ambassador Alicia Castro

Panel Discussion:

• Horacio Verbitsky, editor, President of CELS

• Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, editor, UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights;

• Leigh Payne, Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford

• Gabriel Pereira, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford; and member of Andhes

• Camilo Sanchez, Research Coordinator of the Center for the Study of Law, Justice, and Society –DeJusticia, Colombia

• Chantal Mouffe, Professor of Political Theory, University of Westminster

Organized by the Latin American Centre, University of Oxford and the Argentine Embassy in the United Kingdom

Sponsored by the Open Society Foundation