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Juan Méndez, “The Argentine Experience and the Emergence of a Universal Right to Truth”

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Human rights lawyer, activist, and scholar Juan E. Méndez will reflect on the 30th anniversary of Argentina’s  Nunca Más report and its impact on the origins and development of transitional justice. Submitted to the Argentine people on September 20th, 1984 , Nunca Más was the first time a government authorized an independent entity to investigate those formerly – and often currently – responsible for its decisions and actions.

Juan E. Méndez is a Visiting Professor of Law at the American University – Washington College of Law. Mendez has also served as the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Special Advisor on Prevention to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and as UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide.  He worked with Human Rights Watch for 15 years, and he has served as the President of the International Center for Transnational Justice (ICTJ).  Juan Mendez will be placing his historical papers in The Human Rights Archive at Duke’s Rubenstein Library.

Free lunch provided. Please RSVP to Emily.stewart@duke.edu by Thursday, September 18th at 12 p.m.

Sponsored by The Human Rights Archive at the Rubenstein Library, the Duke Human Rights Center at FHI, the Trent Memorial Foundation.

Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Duke History Department, and Duke Cultural Anthropology.


September 19
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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