The Bonavero Institute and Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) are co-hosting a book launch of Economic Complicity in the Chilean Dictatorship, edited by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Karinna Fernández and  Sebastián Smart (LOM, Chile, 2019).

Economic Complicity in the Chilean Dictatorship contends - using theoretical arguments and case studies - that to achieve the objectives of truth, justice, memory, reparation and non-repetition for the crimes of the Pinochet dictatorship, it is crucial to analyse the role of economic actors.  The book links an analysis of those actors and their connections to the dictatorship to high levels of inequality in Chile today.  It further considers arguments advancing an understanding of economic actors' complicity in the dictatorship from a human rights, legal, economic, political, historic and institutional perspective.



The book is written in Spanish, but the book launch will be in English, and will feature the following speakers:

 - Juan Mendez, Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence, Washington College of Law, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (2010 - 2016) 

- Leigh Payne, Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford

- Elvira Dominguez, Associate Professor of International Law, Middlesex University

- Magdalena Sepulveda, Associate Research Fellow, United Nations Institute for Social Development, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (2008 - 2014)

Panellists will discuss the 1978 Antonio Cassese report on the role of the lenders in the context of the Chilean dictatorship (a synthesis of which can be found here). 

All are welcome.