Session 2.5

Friday, October 19, 2012
3:00-5:00 pm
Bell Hall (Belfer Hall, 4th floor)

2012 Latin America Study Group: "Contemporary Human Rights Issues in LATAM"

Jose Miguel Vivancopresents:
"Human Rights in Colombia: A Tough Transition from the Uribe Era"

Suggested Readings:

Additional Materials:

About the Speaker:

José Miguel Vivanco, director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division, is a general expert on Latin America. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Vivanco worked as an attorney for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of American States (OAS). In 1990, he founded the Center for Justice and International Law, an NGO that files complaints before international human rights bodies. Vivanco has also been an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and the School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University. He has published articles in leading American and Latin American newspapers and is interviewed regularly for television news. A Chilean, Vivanco studied law at the University of Chile and Salamanca Law School in Spain and holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.