College of Liberal Arts

Law Professor Examines Enforced Disappearances In Mexico

Thursday Apr 21, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) Hackett Room 1.313

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Ariel Dulitzky, director of the university's Human Rights Clinic, will give a talk titled "Enforced Disappearances In Mexico: From the 'Dirty War' to the 'War on Drug-trafficking'” at an event hosted by the Teresa Lozano Long of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), The Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and the Human Rights Clinic.

Dulitzky is a member of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. He recently returned from Mexico where he was part of a fact finding mission on the situation of enforced disappearances. He will present and discuss the preliminary observations of the Working Group mission.

Dulitzky will analyze the relationship and interactions between an international human rights mechanism, the Mexican Government and civil society organizations.

Ricardo Ainslie, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, will serve as discussant. He directed the film "¡Ya Basta!" ("Enough!"), a disturbing, intimate documentary of an epidemic of kidnappings and related crimes that started in Mexico in the '90s.

For more information please contact p.diaz@austin.utexas.edu or visit the LLILAS Facebook Page.

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