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17:30 - 19:00 25 May 2016

K’ixb’al (Shame). The 'recovery' of Mayan law in Guatemala cancelled


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

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
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Dr Rachel Sieder, CIESAS, Mexico

We regret to inform this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Across Latin America, debates and practice around indigenous peoples’ specific forms of law provide a window on shifting relations between indigenous movements, states, and international actors. In Guatemala, the practice of indigenous law is an expression of cultural difference, a response to past and present violence, and a resource for a population denied access to justice. In the postwar period, it has become a highly contested and politicized terrain.

The film 'K'ixb'al' is the result of a shared anthropological project with indigenous communal authorities in Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala, centered on efforts to strengthen 'Mayan law' and to secure state recognition of indigenous autonomies.


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


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