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LALSA April 3 Panel on Guatemalan Genocide Trial

2013 news archive

04/01/13

Newton, MA—Boston College’s Latin American Law Student Association is sponsoring a panel discussion on April 3, 2013 entitled “Genocide on Trial in Guatemala.” The event will take place from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Law School’s East Wing Room 120.

The discussion will focus on the trial of military dictator Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt. It will feature International War Crimes Judge Phillip Weiner from the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Dan Saxon, Senior Trial Attorney at United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; M. Brinton Lykes, Professor and Associate Director for the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College; and Anita Issacs, Benjamin R. Collins Professor of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Political Science at Haverford College.

Montt’s groundbreaking trial was the focus of a recent New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/world/americas/victims-of-guatemala-civil-war-eagerly-await-dictators-trial.html?emc=eta1&_r=1&pagewanted=all&

Panelist Anita Isaacs also wrote a Times op-ed on the trial: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/opinion/on-the-brink-of-justice-in-guatemala.html

For more information on the event, please contact Jeremy Sanders at jeremysanders10@gmail.com.