University of Essex - The banks and the disappeared

April 8, 2010

Academic experts have intervened in a legal case and called for an investigation into the role of banks in financing those who committed human-rights violations in Argentina between 1976 and 1983. The third-party intervention urges a Buenos Aires court to order the release of relevant information to enable investigations of those responsible for commissioning such abuses during the dictatorship of the generals. It was prepared by the University of Essex's Transitional Justice Network and its Business and Human Rights Project in collaboration with an Argentinian non-governmental organisation, the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales.

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