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Behind the Disappearances: Argentina's Dirty War Against Human Rights and the United Nations (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)

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Publisher Comments:

Drawing on confidential Argentinian documents and memoranda, Behind the Disappearances documents a seven-year diplomatic war by one of the twentieth century's most brutal regimes. It relates how, starting in 1976, Argentina's military government tried to cripple the UN's human rights machinery in an effort to prevent international condemnation of its policy of disappearances. Initially this attempt succeeded, but in 1980--with encouragement from the Carter administration--UN officials regained the initiative and created a special working group on disappearances that rejuvenated the UN's efforts. This progress was abruptly halted in 1981 when the Reagan administration sided with the Argentinian regime. The result, claims the author, not only undercut the UN's actions against disappearances but also weakened its chances of playing a positive role in aiding Latin America's transition from dictatorship to democracy.

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A great work of scholarship and passion, analysis and anecdote, that documents a seven-year diplomatic war by a notoriously brutal regime (not the Reagan administration--they only helped the Argentines). (RC)
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Synopsis:

"Well written, thoroughly researched and completely absorbing."--

Synopsis:

One of the best and most interesting treatments of the human rights movement, and of the dynamics of the United Nations human rights system, written to date.--Human Rights Quarterly Drawing on confidential Argentinian documents and memoranda,

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-577) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812213133
Author:
Guest, Iain
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Argentina
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Political persecution
Subject:
Disappeared persons
Subject:
Argentina Foreign relations United States.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Government - International
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
United States Foreign relations Argentina.
Subject:
Politics-Human Rights
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights
Series Volume:
no. 417
Publication Date:
19901031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
9.01x6.10x1.52 in. 1.95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Well written, thoroughly researched and completely absorbing."--
"Synopsis" by , One of the best and most interesting treatments of the human rights movement, and of the dynamics of the United Nations human rights system, written to date.--Human Rights Quarterly Drawing on confidential Argentinian documents and memoranda,
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