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The Resource Impunity, human rights, and democracy : Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005, Thomas C. Wright

Impunity, human rights, and democracy : Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005, Thomas C. Wright

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Impunity, human rights, and democracy : Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005
Title
Impunity, human rights, and democracy
Title remainder
Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005
Statement of responsibility
Thomas C. Wright
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine military employed state terrorism in their quest to eradicate Marxism and other forms of "subversion." Pinochet constructed an iron shield of impunity for himself and the military in Chile, while in Argentina, military pressure resulted in laws preventing prosecution for past human rights violations. When democracy was reestablished in both countries by 1990, justice for crimes against humanity seemed beyond reach. Thomas C. Wright examines how persistent advocacy by domestic and international human rights groups, evolving legal environments, unanticipated events that impacted public opinion, and eventual changes in military leadership led to a situation unique in the world<U+0127> �the stripping of impunity not only from a select number of commanders of the repression but from all those involved in state terrorism in Chile and Argentina. This has resulted in trials conducted by national courts, without United Nations or executive branch direction, in which hundreds of former repressors have been convicted and many more are indicted or undergoing trial. Impunity, Human Rights, and Democracy draws on extensive research, including interviews, to trace the erosion and collapse of the former repressors' impunity<U+0127> �a triumph for human rights advocates that has begun to inspire authorities in other Latin American countries, including Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, and Guatemala, to investigate past human rights violations and prosecute their perpetrators.--
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Wright, Thomas C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Impunity
  • Human rights
  • Democracy
  • Impunity
  • Human rights
  • Democracy
Label
Impunity, human rights, and democracy : Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005, Thomas C. Wright
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-177) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • State terrorism in the Southern Cone
  • The construction of impunity
  • Human rights advocacy
  • The changing legal environment, domestic and international
  • Precipitating events
  • The eclipse of impunity
Control code
FIEb17649638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780292759268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)865179939
Label
Impunity, human rights, and democracy : Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005, Thomas C. Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • State terrorism in the Southern Cone
  • The construction of impunity
  • Human rights advocacy
  • The changing legal environment, domestic and international
  • Precipitating events
  • The eclipse of impunity
Control code
FIEb17649638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780292759268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)865179939

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