WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
28 Aug 2008 | News

Human Rights Tribunals in Latin America:The Trial of Fujimori in Comparative Perspective

Institute for Legal Defense (Lima, Peru), Center for Global Studies at George Mason University and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), with the support of Open Society Institute, cordially invite you to  

Human Rights Tribunals in Latin America:
The Trial of Fujimori in Comparative Perspective

Thursday, October 2, 2008
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
, D.C.
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW – Washington, DC Tel.: 202-483-7600

This public one-day conference will provide a forum for scholars, activists, and policymakers to analyze the Fujimori trial and other human rights trials in Latin America, with a view to assessing their significance for efforts to achieve accountability for past human rights violations. Timed to take place shortly before the U.S. presidential elections, the conference is aimed at contributing to debate about how U.S. policy can support rule of law, accountability and democratic governance in Latin America. It will also provide an opportunity to highlight the efforts of Latin American civil society to promote justice and accountability through the judicial process and the ways in which this process contributes to democratic consolidation.

For more information visit the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University's website and also follow this link to learn more about the OSI  sponsored project, The Human Rights, Justice & Democracy in Latin America project.

Please contact Anne O'Dell ([email protected]) by September 24th to RSVP. Thank you!