Human Rights Speaker Series: Argentina´s experience on trial for crimes against humanity - limits and expectations

  • Wed 2 Jun 21

    16:30 - 17:30

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Monica Zwaig

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Human Rights Centre Speaker Series

  • Event organiser

    Human Rights Centre

  • Contact details

    Law and HRC Events and Communications Team

Please join us for the latest Human Rights Speaker Series focusing on Argentina´s experience on trial for crimes against humanity - limits and expectations, presented by Monica Zwaig and chaired by Professor Clara Sandoval.


Argentina has a unique and long experience judging crimes against humanity by its national jurisdiction. The talk would like to address a balance of this process and try to figure out the next steps in a context more than complicated at the local and international level. What has been done since the reopening of the trials in 2005 and what can we expect for the future? Has the pandemic crisis revealed more limits to the Justice and Memory challenge in this country? What is the role of communication in the strengthening of this process?


Monica Zwaig is a French-Argentinean International Human Rights Lawyer. She studied Human Rights at the University of Paris II and graduated from the LLM International Human Rights Law at Essex in 2007. She works in Argentina since 2008 in the trials for crimes against humanity committed during the last dictatorship. She is also the author of a play about the trials and recently published her first novel "A family under the snow", that humorously tells the story of the exile of an Argentine family in France and the return of one of them later to Buenos Aires.


Professor Clara Sandoval

Clara Sandoval is a qualified lawyer, Professor in the School of Law at Essex University, member of the Human Rights Centre and Co-Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network. She has been Acting Director of the Human Rights Centre, Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network (ETJN), and former Director of the LLM in International Human Rights Law. Clara is also part of the Faculty teaching at the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law at the Geneva Academy. She teaches and researches on areas related to the Inter-American System of Human Rights, Transitional Justice and the Right to Reparation. She is co-author of Doctrine, Practice, and Advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights System, with Bettinger-Lopez, C., Cavallaro, J., Duhaime, B., Dulitzky, A., and Nadeo, C., (OUP, 2019). She was a co-investigator of the ESRC funded "Human Rights Law Implementation Project", where she was responsible for the Americas part of the project, looking at specific cases in Canada, Colombia and Guatemala. She also engages in human rights litigation, training, and capacity building with organisations such as REDRESS. Her latest litigation before the Inter-American System is the case of Azul Rojas Marin and Other v. Peru, decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in March 2020.

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