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Juan E. Mendez Human Rights Book Award Reading

Duke University named Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno’s book, There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia (Nation Books, 2018) as the winner of the 2018 Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. McFarland will visit Duke University on February 26, 2019, to receive the award and discuss her book.

There Are No Dead Here is a deep dive into key human rights cases that exposed the murderous nexus between right-wing paramilitaries, drug lords, and Colombia’s military and political establishment. Through dogged reporting, in part as a Human Rights Watch researcher, McFarland unravels the links that led to the murders of Colombian rights investigators by powerful interests that reached as high as military leadership and even the Colombian presidency.

The Juan E. Méndez Book Award honors the leadership of Juan E. Méndez, a human rights champion who has devoted his life to the defense of human rights. First awarded in 2008, this award selects among the best current non- fiction books published in English on human rights, democracy, and social justice in contemporary Latin America.

A light lunch will be served.

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizers

Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute
Human Rights Archive at Rubenstein Library
Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies

Venue

Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (C105)
114 S. Buchanan Blvd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Phone:
919 668 1911