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Brown-bag Discussion: Roberto Zamora

January 21, 2010 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Brown-bag Discussion: Roberto Zamora

Roberto ZamoraRoberto Zamora, the attorney who successfully fought for the adoption of peace as a human right in Costa Rican law, will be in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of the Human Rights Commission of the Organization of the American States (OAS) regarding his petition questioning the constitutionality of the free trade agreement, CAFTA.

While in D.C., he will be meeting with legislators, civil society leaders, international lawyers and organizations interested in issues of fair trade, disarmament, and peace as a human right. Zamora’s outstanding legal achievements in Costa Rica include obliging Costa Rica to withdraw from the “coalition of the willing” that supported the 2003 US invasion of Iraq; succeeding in making Costa Rica the first nation to write into law ‘peace as a human right’; and nullifying sections of the “Arms Degree” of President Arias on the grounds that the importation and manufacture of weapons violate the right to human and environmental health.

This event is free and open to the public. It is cosponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, the Quixote Center, and the Alliance for Responsible Trade.


January 21, 2010
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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