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The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America Today: Adolfo Perez Esquivel

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Institute of Latin American Studies

The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House

University of London, Malet Street

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WC1E 7HU

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Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, artist, educator, author and promoter of non-violence, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 for his defence of human rights in his native Argentina and throughout Latin America. In his talk he will reflect on the evolution and progress in the field of human rights since the military dictatorships in much of the region ended thirty years ago, analysing how these developed under subsequent democratisation. He will also pose some of the urgent challenges being faced today as many of these gains are being rolled back in Brazil, Mexico, Honduras, Paraguay, Colombia and Argentina and elsewhere.


Questions of debt domination, trade and investment protection regimes, the assault on nature, militarization, interventionism and criminalization of protest will also be discussed.


Free entry and open to all, but advanced registration required. The talk will be delivered in Spanish with an English Translation.


Organised by the Argentina Solidarity Campaign (ASC), Institute of Latin American Studies and the Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London.


ASC is run entirely by volunteers and we rely entirely on donations. Entry to all events is free but we need YOUR kind support to help cover the costs of Adolfo and Beverly’s visit which you can make on the crowdfunder here. Every donation helps, no matter how small:

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The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House

University of London, Malet Street

London

WC1E 7HU

United Kingdom

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