Feb 26, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm    |    Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 321 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the International Center for Transitional Justice are pleased to welcome Juan Manuel Santos, the former president of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, for a conversation on the role of transitional justice in peace negotiations.

President Juan Manuel Santos served as Colombia’s head of state for two terms from 2010 to 2018, during which time he led peace negotiations with the guerilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and signed the landmark peace agreement in 2016 that ended the 50-yearlong civil war. That same year, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his resolute efforts to bring peace to his country.

 

 
 


This lecture series is named after human rights advocate Emilio Fermín Mignone, founder and director of the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, and loving father of Monica Maria Candelaria Mignone, whom the Argentine military forcibly disappeared on May 14, 1976. The series honors Mignone’s lifelong commitment to human rights, accountability, and justice and his vital leadership in documenting disappearances and other grave human rights violations committed by Argentina’s security forces. Past speakers have included Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, Sherrilyn Ifill, Darren Walker, José Zalaquett, Louise Arbour, and Aryeh Neier.

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