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Human Rights in Latin America: A Conversation with José Miguel Vivanco


José Miguel Vivanco is Executive Director, Americas Division of Human Rights Watch. Before joining Human Rights Watch, José Miguel Vivanco worked as an attorney for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of American States (OAS). In 1990, he founded the Center for Justice and International Law, an NGO that files complaints before international human rights bodies. Vivanco has also been an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University and John Hopkins University. A Chilean, Vivanco studied law at the University of Chile and Salamanca Law School in Spain and holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.



The talk will be moderated by Robin Kirk,
faculty co-chair, Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute

Reception to follow in the Duke Energy Initiative Central Atrium

Free parking available in Chemistry Lot, Tower View Rd & Circuit Drive (enter from Circuit Drive)

This event is sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center, the Office of Global Affairs and the Hansom Endowment, the Center for International and Comparative Law, the Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. It is part of the Burning Issues series sponsored by CLACS.


September 20, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Gross Hall
1 Towerview Road
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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