Human Rights in Argentina and Chile, Then and Now

Human Rights in Argentina and Chile, Then and Now
Date
21 Mar 2017, 18:30 to 21 Mar 2017, 20:00
Type
Seminar
Venue
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

To mark Argentina’s annual Memory, Truth and Justice Day (on the 24 March 1976 the military dictatorship began) ILAS, the Argentina Solidarity Campaign and the Argentina Research Network will jointly host a range of speakers reflecting on the human rights abuses, mass torture and Disappearances committed by the military dictatorships of the 1970s and 80s. The panel will also reflect and comment on more recent cases such as the illegal detention of activist Milagro Sala. Speakers to include:

  • Alberto Hinrichsen – Chilean academic and activist imprisoned in Argentina under Videla and who sought exile to the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
  • Vicky Grandon – Who volunteered for the Argentina Human Rights Campaign in the 1970s which raised awareness of the Argentina dictatorship's human rights abuses in the UK at the time.
  • Nick Caistor – Latin American Bureau and campaigner against the military dictatorship for the first incarnation of the Argentina Solidarity Campaign in the 1970s
  • Marcela Lopez Levy ASC/LAB

This event will be preceded by the associated ILAS event “Does Latin American Solidarity Work?” from 4-6pm in Room 102.


Contact

Olga Jimenez
olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8871