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From Terror to Justice: Promoting Accountability for Transnational Repression in South America
This project aims to collate previously existing but scattered information about Operation Condor into a single, open-access website, compiling useful resources for researchers, academics, journalists, civil society activists, lawyers, and the public.
New publications and materials will also be made available on the website, including two specifically developed audio-visual productions designed by the award-winning Uruguayan artist Sebastián Santana with Pozo de Agua productions, to narrate respectively the stories of one emblematic Condor victim and one historic Condor trial.
In addition, reports and infographics based on Dr Lessa’s research on the Condor trials and victims of transnational repression in South America (1969-1981) will be released as part of this new toolkit of resources.
Dr Lessa is working with Sitios de Memoria, Pozo de Agua, and Observatorio Luz Ibarburu in Uruguay, Londres 38 in Chile and freelance partners in Argentina.