Human Rights in Argentina and Chile, Then and Now: Podcast

To mark Argentina’s annual Memory, Truth and Justice Day (on the 24 March 1976, the military dictatorship began) the Argentina Solidarity Campaign, the Institute of Latin American Studies, and the Argentina Research Network hosted a panel with a range of speakers reflecting on the human rights abuses, mass torture and Disappearances committed by the military dictatorships of the 1970s and 80s. More recent cases such as the illegal detention of activist Milagro Sala were also discussed.

 

You can listen to the podcast of the event in full here

 

Held at Senate House, London on Tuesday, March 21st 2017 the panel consisted of the following:

 

Alberto Hinrichsen – Chilean academic and activist imprisoned in Argentina under Videla and who sought exile to the United Kingdom in the 1970s.

Vicky Grandon – Volunteer with the Argentina Human Rights Campaign in the 1970s set up to raise awareness in the UK of the Argentina dictatorship’s human rights abuses, Co-ordinator of Sheffield Argentina Campaign which focused on adoption of disappeared children and political prisoners.

Nick Caistor – Latin American Bureau and campaigner against the military dictatorship for the first incarnation of the Argentina Solidarity Campaign in the 1970s.

Marcela Lopez Levy – Argentina Solidarity Campaign/Latin American Bureau and author of ‘Argentina under the Kirchners: the Legacy of Left Populism’ (LAB/Practical Action, 2017)

 

Chaired by Pablo Bradbury, (Argentina Solidarity Campaign and PhD student at the University of Liverpool)

Additional contribution from Monica Gonzalez, (Argentina Solidarity Campaign and student at Birkbeck, University of London)

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