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18:30 - 20:00 13 May 2014

The struggle against torture and other human rights violations in contemporary mexico

Location

Lecture Theatre 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Barbara Italia Mendez, Torture victim
Isis Goldberg, Lawyer, Mexican Commission...for Human Rights
Dr Par Engstrom, Lecturer in Human Rights, UCL- Institute of the Americas
Prof Kevin Middlebrook, Professor of Latin American Politics, UCL- Institute of the Americas

Torture and other human rights violations are significant problems in contemporary Mexico, especially in the context of public security policies aiming to combat violent criminal gangs. Opinion polls show that impunity remains a major public concern. This event seeks to illuminate the scale of these problems and evaluate the effectiveness of attempts by both non-governmental organizations and official agencies to address them.

UCL-Institute of the Americas is proud to host this roundtable, co-organised with Amnesty International.


Contact

Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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