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The Human Rights Movement in Peru: Voices from Civil Society

The Human Rights Movement in Peru:
Voices from Civil Society

Panel Discussion

September 30
1:30 — 2:45 pm
Johnson Center Cinema

Francisco Soberón
Founding Director, Human Rights Association
Gisela Ortiz
Spokesperson of the family members of the victims of the Cantuta
massacre
Ronald Gamarra
Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Committee, and lawyer
representing the victims at the Fujimori trial

Moderator
Prof. Jo-Marie Burt, Department of Public and International
Affairs, George Mason University

Under the reign of Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, grave human
rights violations and massive corruption ruined the country for a
decade. However, social movements—after years of struggling against
obstructive government politics—were able not only to voice their
anger, distress and concern, but also to shed light on these
atrocities, eventually bringing the former dictator to justice.
Thanks to this grassroots mobilization, human rights tribunals have
gained momentum and important strides are being made in Latin America
in the effort to combat impunity and promote justice, accountability
and the rule of law.

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Event sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, Center for
Global Studies, Point of View (ICAR), Global Affairs, Undergraduate
Program of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Transnational and
Transitional Justice Working Group and the Department of Public and
International Affairs.

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