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Challenging Impunity in Domestic Courts: Human Rights Prosecution

  • Date
    Thu, Apr 10

    6:30 PM — 8:00 PM


    Center for Worker Education
    25 Broadway
    7th Floor

    Center for Worker Education, Auditorium

    p: (212)925-6625 Ext 0


  • Event Details

    Challenging Impunity in Domestic Courts: Human Rights Prosecutions in Latin America

    Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education of the City College of New York (downtown, near Wall Street, in front of ‘bull statue’) 25 Broadway, 7th Floor New York, NY 10004Contact: 212 925 6625, ext 0

    4, 5 to Bowling Green; 1,R to Rector Street; J, Z to Broad Street

    “Challenging Impunity in Domestic Courts: Human Rights Prosecutions in Latin America,” A Conversation with Professors Jo-Marie Burt, Co-Director of the Center for Global Studies, Director of Latin American Studies, and Associate Professor in the Deparment of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, and Victoria Sanford, founding director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Lehman College (CUNY), moderated by Irina Carlota Silber, Associate Professor, Anthropology, City College of New York (CUNY)

    Human Rights: A Yearlong Forum at the City College creates a space for discussion about one of the most critical issues of our time. The series of lectures, conversations, film showings, exhibitions, and courses brings together faculty, students, and staff at CCNY and the New York City community to examine human rights through multiple lenses. Individual events will focus on the history of human rights, questions of humanitarian intervention, and particular cases of violations abroad and at home. The forum aims to develop a critical perspective on human rights and to ask how we work towards justice for victims and bear witness to human rights violations?

    As the first public, urban institution of higher education in the United States, the City College of New York is committed to fostering dialogue on major issues that affect both the campus and the larger community. The forum draws on our own faculty as well as prominent scholars and human rights practitioners from around the world. It is sponsored by the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, the Division of the Humanities and Arts, and the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies.