Framing Human Rights: Guatemala, Genocide and the Trial of Rios Montt

 

AHRI Lecture Series by School of Humanities, University of Dundee continues with a presentation by Prof. Todd Landman from the University of Essex on 12 February at 6 pm in the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre. Prof. Landman will speak on the trial of former Guatemalan general and dictator, Rios Montt who was charged with ordering the genocide of millions of indigenous Guatemalans in the 1980s. The trial made history in many ways not least of which was the conviction of the former dictator by a domestic court. The subsequent dismissal of this conviction by the Constitutional Court of Guatemala drew attention to the fact that the law continues to be manipulated by vested interests decades after the end of a civil conflict.

Prof. Landman is Executive Dean for the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Essex. He has published numerous books, articles, and chapters on the politics of development, democracy and human rights. He has also travelled to over 35 countries working on a variety of training and capacity building projects for national and international public and private organisations including the UNDP and the World Bank.

The event is open for anyone who is interested. No bookings required.

The Politics and International Relations team

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