The second monograph by Lecturer Francesca Lessa, The Condor Trials: Transnational Repression and Human Rights in South America (Yale University Press, 2022), is listed as number three in the International Affairs Christmas reading list, which features the top 10 books reviewed in International Affairs in 2022.
As noted on the Christmas list itself: "In The Condor trials, Francesca Lessa combines fieldwork, archives and interviews to deliver a big picture analysis of Operation Condor: the codename commonly used to refer to the transnational repression overseen by South America’s dictators between 1969 and 1981. Her analysis expertly maps a truly international ‘network of justice seekers’ committed to judicial accountability for the perpetrators and justice for the victims. Accessible despite its legal components, the book sheds light on the struggle for justice and human rights in South America. As our reviewer rightly praises, Lessa usefully anchors the book in its Latin American context, and away from historiographic preoccupations with the US role."
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