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Confronting Authoritarianism in Latin America: A Conversation with leading Human Rights Lawyers in El Salvador

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Fireside Chat, moderated by AU Washington College of Law professor Robert K Goldman.

Ovidio Mauricio and Alejandro Diaz lead Tutela Legal Maria Julia Hernandez, the principal legal organization in El Salvador working for justice for the families of tens of thousands of innocent people swept into prison in President Bukele’s “state of emergency.” They are in Washington to receive the Institute for Policy Studies’ 47th annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award. They will be accompanied by Vidalina Morales, President of El Salvador’s Association of Economic and Social Development, who is leading the effort to get charges dropped against five leading Salvadoran water defenders.

Robert K Goldman is Louis C James Scholar & Professor of Law at WCL. He is President of the International Commission of Jurists and past President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Sponsored by: American University Washington College of Law, Human Rights Center, the Academy on Human Rights, and the Institute for Policy Studies.


October 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Washington College of Law, Ceremonial Classroom, NT01
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
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