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Behind the disappearances : Argentina's dirty war against human rights and the United Nations, Iain Guest

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Behind the disappearances : Argentina's dirty war against human rights and the United Nations
Title
Behind the disappearances
Title remainder
Argentina's dirty war against human rights and the United Nations
Statement of responsibility
Iain Guest
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on confidential Argentinian documents and memoranda previously unavailable, 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 fights 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
  • The book details the author's personal involvement in this volatile situation, when, in 1982, he discovered that some of his articles were being exploited by the Argentines as part of a campaign to discredit Theo van Boven, one of the few persons working within the UN to keep human rights on its agenda
  • Behind the Disappearances is rich in personalities and anecdotes as well as solid political and legal analysis. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the internal workings of the United Nations
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DLC
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Guest, Iain
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.A7
LC item number
G84 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
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  • United Nations
  • Human rights
  • Political persecution
  • Disappeared persons
  • United States
  • Argentina
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Behind the disappearances : Argentina's dirty war against human rights and the United Nations, Iain Guest
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-577) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21447405
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 605 pages
Isbn
9780812282047
Lccn
90-35689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Behind the disappearances : Argentina's dirty war against human rights and the United Nations, Iain Guest
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-577) 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
Control code
21447405
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 605 pages
Isbn
9780812282047
Lccn
90-35689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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