Event Title

Militarization, Human Rights and Threats to Justice in Guatemala

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Since the election of General Otto Perez Molina to the presidency in Guatemala, the country has seen disturbing trends toward re-militarization and repression of social movements. Iduvina Hernndez, a Guatemalan journalist and human rights defender, will discuss the impact of powerful retired military officers implicated in crimes against humanity on national security policy as well as the recent moves to criminalize indigenous activists defending their right to their ancestral lands.

About the Lecturer: Iduvina Hernandez, Guatemalan activist, journalist and human rights defender

Document Type

Event

Start Date

25-4-2012 12:00 PM

End Date

25-4-2012 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Human rights, Guatemala, Indigenous activits

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Language

English

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video/mp4

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Militarization, Human Rights and Threats to Justice in Guatemala

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Since the election of General Otto Perez Molina to the presidency in Guatemala, the country has seen disturbing trends toward re-militarization and repression of social movements. Iduvina Hernndez, a Guatemalan journalist and human rights defender, will discuss the impact of powerful retired military officers implicated in crimes against humanity on national security policy as well as the recent moves to criminalize indigenous activists defending their right to their ancestral lands.

About the Lecturer: Iduvina Hernandez, Guatemalan activist, journalist and human rights defender