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    Argentina’s Operation Condor trial opens up new paths to accountability for past atrocities in South America and beyond

Argentina’s Operation Condor trial opens up new paths to accountability for past atrocities in South America and beyond

Following a trial that lasted over three years, in May 2016 a federal criminal court in Buenos Aires convicted fifteen defendants for crimes against more than 100 victims of the infamous Operation Condor. For the first time, a court of law had recognised the existence of this transnational terror network, which was used to hunt down political opponents in South […]

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    Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma shows how visibility can help realise the rights of domestic workers, but more must be done

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma shows how visibility can help realise the rights of domestic workers, but more must be done

Achieving labour rights for domestic workers requires comprehensive legislation and concrete implementation mechanisms, but public exposure of long-obscured discrimination and abuse can play an important role in shaping mindsets and changing the law, writes Simca Simpson Lapp (Queen Mary University of London).

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    Digital inequalities policies in Latin America are mostly words and little accountability, just like in Europe

Digital inequalities policies in Latin America are mostly words and little accountability, just like in Europe

Digital inequalities policies must tailor their interventions to the problems, needs, and outcomes of specific vulnerable groups if they are to move beyond good intentions and achieve real socioeconomic change, writes Ellen Helsper (LSE Department of Media and Communications).

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    Into the darkness: how illegal surveillance is undermining open government reforms in Latin America

Into the darkness: how illegal surveillance is undermining open government reforms in Latin America

The increasing scale of illegal surveillance in Latin America – enabled by state procurement of surveillance and hacking software – is raising urgent questions about its impact on civil rights. Fabrizio Scrollini, LSE graduate and chair of DATYSOC (Data and Society), considers how democracies can keep their citizens safe in an age of aggressive surveillance technology.

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    El poder de los Cantos Cautivos: la música como contribución a la recuperación de la memoria histórica de la prisión política en Chile y América Latina

El poder de los Cantos Cautivos: la música como contribución a la recuperación de la memoria histórica de la prisión política en Chile y América Latina

La cooperación multinacional de las dictaduras latinoamericanas, sobre todo en el Plan Condor, significa que los intentos de archivar experiencias de la música en prisiones políticas deben también asumir una dimensión internacional, escriben Katia Chornik y J. Patrice McSherry.

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    The power of Captive Songs: music can help recover the historical memory of political detention in Chile and Latin America

The power of Captive Songs: music can help recover the historical memory of political detention in Chile and Latin America

Multinational cooperation between Latin American dictatorships, particularly via Operation Condor, means that digital archiving of musical experiences under political detention must also take on an international dimension, write Katia Chornik and J. Patrice McSherry.

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    Latin America: surveillance and human rights in the digital age

Latin America: surveillance and human rights in the digital age

Fabrizio Scrollini, a PhD candidate at the LSE and Chairman of DATA, an Uruguayan based NGO working on transparency, open data and human development, argues for the need for a human rights framework to tackle issues related to the use of surveillance technologies in Latin America.