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UNPG Library Talk: cuentas pendientes

abril 9, 2014

If you are in Geneva next Thursday, you may want to take part in the presentation of the book on economic complicity with the last Argentinian dictatorship titled “Cuentas pendientes”, edited by Verbitsky and Bohoslavky, which will take place at the UNPG Library in Geneva. Here is the information.

Thursday, 10 April 2014, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Argentine Republic
to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)
UNOG Library Events Room B-135
Palais des Nations, Geneva

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 cases of business collaboration that are discussed range from the role of private companies, to the financing role of banks and the mass media. The book also discusses economic illegal appropriation of business, the role of lawyers, business organizations, economic think tanks, the Catholic hierarchy, and scholars. Theoretical questions on the economy of authoritarian governments, rational choice, transitional justice and accountability of non-state actors for their involvement are also addressed.
The book accomplishes the task of gathering substantive information on civil and economic complicity that was previously scattered. In achieving it, the book contributes to the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence.

Welcome Remarks:
Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert, Officer-in-Charge, UNOG Library

Introductory Remarks:
Anders Kompass, Director, Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division, OHCHR

Speakers:
Horacio Verbitsky, President of Argentina’s Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS)
Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Sovereign Debt Expert for UNCTAD

Discussants:
Alfredo Calcagno, Head of Macroeconomic and Development Policies Branch, UNCTAD
Marcelo Torelly, CNPq Brazil, visiting academic at the University of Oxford
Carlos Lopez, Senior Legal Adviser, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

Closing Remarks:
H.E. Mr. Alberto D’Alotto, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Argentine Republic to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva

Moderator:
Sigrun Habermann-Box, UNOG Library

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