Oct 29-30 Human Rights in Mexico: Crisis and Opportunity

October 29-30, 2015
West Bank, University of Minnesota

This academic conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to discuss issues, findings, and recommendations regarding the status of human rights in Mexico. The October 29 session will be held at the Humphrey Forum, and the October 30 session will be held in Room 180 (both in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs). The event is sponsored by CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico), the University of Minnesota's Human Rights Program, and the Stassen Chair of International Affairs, in conjunction with openGlobalRights. Conference participants include:

  • Perseo Quiroz, Amnesty International, General overview of human rights situation today
  • Catalina Pérez Correa, CIDE, Torture in the criminal justice system
  • David Crow, CIDE, and James Ron, University of Minnesota, Popular perceptions of human rights in Mexico
  • Luis Daniel Vázquez, FLACSO-Mexico, Mexican democracy and human rights
  • Regina Tamés Noriega, Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida, Reproductive rights
  • Banjamin Waddell, Adams State University, Effects of migration from Mexico on human rights conditions back home
  • Ariadna Estévez, UNAM, Human rights, Migration and social conflict    
  • Janice Gallagher, Brown University, Citizen action and the rule of law 
  • Laura Rubio, CIDE, Internally displaced persons in Mexico        
  • Alejandro Anaya, CIDE, and Natalia Saltalamacchia, CIDE, Transnational activism and its limits       
  • Barbara Frey, University of Minnesota, Human rights advocacy in Mexico      
  • Karina Ansolabehere, FLACSO-Mexico, The Mexican courts and human rights
  • Leigh Payne, University of Minnesota and University of Oxford, Transitional justice and regular justice systems in Mexico 
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