WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

New Research on Human Rights Trials in Latin America

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, 3 June 2019
1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20009
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) invites you:

A symposium featuring academics and practitioners working on transitional justice and the struggle against impunity in Latin America

Event Details:
Monday, June 3, 2019
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Washington Office on Latin America
1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Judicial Impunity: New challenges to human rights trials in Macri’s Argentina:

Lorena Balardini is a sociologist and the Assistant Professor in Social Sciences Research at the University of Buenos Aires. She also works for the prosecutor’s office for crimes against humanity at the Attorney General’s Office of Argentina.

Transitional Justice and Corporate Accountability in Latin America:

Gabriel Pereira is a researcher at CONICET Argentina and is an Affiliated Researcher at the Latin American Centre of the University of Oxford. He teaches human rights law at the National University of Tucumán, Argentina. He is also a member of the human rights organization Andhes.

Investigating Crimes against Humanity in South America: Present and Future Challenges. Lessons from Uruguay:

Francesca Lessa is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Latin American Centre of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. She is also an international consultant for the Luz Ibarburu Observatory, Uruguay.

Impunity Resurgent: Light and Shadows in Guatemala’s Transitional Justice Process:

Jo-Marie Burt is Associate Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a Senior Fellow at WOLA. She researches and writes about war crimes trials in Guatemala for International Justice Monitor, a project of Open Society Justice Initiative.