Claudia Paz y Paz to speak at UC Berkeley

Claudia Paz y Paz, Guatemala’s Attorney General who brought Rios Montt to trial, will speak at UC Berkeley on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:30 AM in Barrows Hall. Admission is free.

From the UC Berkeley website:

Claudia Paz y Paz Justice and Rule of Law: Keys for Democracy in Guatemala

As Guatemala’s first female attorney general, Claudia Paz Y Paz has made unprecedented strides in the prosecution of organized crime, political corruption, and human rights. In addition to securing convictions against the four Guatemalan soldiers found responsible for the 1982 Dos Erres massacre, she successfully brought Ríos Montt, the former president who presided over Guatemala’s scorched earth campaign, to trial. Paz y Paz was recently honored by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and will receive the 2013 Judith Lee Stronach Human Rights Award from The Center for Justice and Accountability on May 14, 2013 in San Francisco.

Commentator: Richard M. Buxbaum is the Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law (Emeritus) at UC Berkeley.

Wednesday, May 15, 10:30 am 554 Barrows Hall

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