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Allegations against Ford for abuses during the military dictatorship (1976-1983)

(see below for English)

Los siguientes son artículos, comentarios y documentos legales sobre la demanda presentada en Argentina contra Ford por ex-empleados que dicen que fueron secuestrados y torturados en las instalaciones de la empresa durante el régimen militar Argentino (1976-1983)

- [DOC] Decisión de procurador en el caso criminal contra funcionarios de Ford por abusos cometidos durante la dictadura militar (1976-1983), 20 diciembre 2006

- [DOC] Declaración de los demandantes en el caso criminal contra operarios de Ford, Septiembre 2006

- [DOC] Presentación de los demandantes en el caso civil por daños contra Ford (sobre imprescriptibilidad de las acciones legales), Febrero 2006

Acusan a Ford en Argentina, BBC, 24 febrero 2006

Denuncian a Ford por torturas y desaparición de obreros durante la dictadura argentina, El Mundo, 26 enero 2004

Respuesta a Ford

El Centro de Recursos sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos invitó a Ford a comentar sobre este asunto.  Ford respondió el 8 de marzo, 2007 (solamente disponible en inglés acá). Como respuesta a Ford, Tomás Ojea Quintana, en nombre de los representantes legales de los trabajadores de Ford Argentina, le envió el siguiente documento al Centro de Recursos:

- [DOC] Respuesta a Ford sobre la supuesta participación de la empresa en abusos de derechos humanos durante la dictadura militar en Argentina, 20 abril, 2007




The following are legal documents and articles relating to claims brought by former Ford employees in Argentina, who say that they were kidnapped and tortured on Ford premises during the 1976-83 military dictatorship

Ford sued over Argentine abuses, BBC, 24 Feb 2006

Claims for Relief & Demand for Jury Trial - Pulega, et al. v. Ford Motor Company (United States District Court, Central District), Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP file lawsuit alleging Ford's involvement in the torture of trade union activists during Argentina's "Dirty War", 22 Jan 2004

- Ford Motor is Linked to Argentina's 'Dirty War', Larry Rother, New York Times, 27 Nov 2002

Ford response

Following an invitation to respond to these issues from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Ford provided the following:

- [DOC] Ford statement on allegations of involvement in abuses, 8 Mar 2007 
- [PDF] Ford Code of Basic Working Conditions (adopted in 2003)

Rejoinder from Tomás Ojea Quintana, on behalf of Ford Argentina workers´ legal representatives

- [DOC] Tomás Ojea Quintana rejoinder to Ford’s response to allegations of involvement in abuses during the military dictatorship (1976-1983), 20 Apr 2007

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20 April 2007

[DOC] Tomás Ojea Quintana rejoinder to Ford’s response to allegations of involvement in abuses in Argentina during the military dictatorship (1976-1983)

Author: Tomás Ojea Quintana, on behalf of the workers´ legal representatives

More than thirty years have passed since violations of human rights against union workers from Ford took place inside the Company´s main factory in Argentina. No meaningful explanations were given to the victims by the Company since then. Ford even...

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