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IIHR and Human Rights Institute of the National University of La Plata organize Webinar “The legacy of serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed in the context of colonialism”

Fecha: (8/30/2022 10:04:00 AM)

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San José, Costa Rica & Montevideo, Uruguay, August 26, 2022

On August 24, 2022, the IIHR Regional Office for South America, in conjunction with the Human Rights Institute of the National University of La Plata, Argentina, organized a Webinar on “The legacy of serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the context of colonialism.”

IIHR President, Claudio Grossman, offered welcoming remarks, which were followed by a lecture by Dr. Fabián Salvioli, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth and Justice and a member of the IIHR Assembly.

Dr. Salvioli referred to the document that he presented to the UN General Assembly on measures of transitional justice and an approach to the legacy of the serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed during colonialism.

Among the topics discussed by Dr. Salvioli were:

a) The status of colonial people and other contexts of dispossession and oppression of Indigenous and Afro-descendant populations.

b) Former colonies that are now independent nations. These contexts have a common denominator: those violations of rights have clear current direct and indirect consequences.

Following Dr. Salvioli’s presentation, Dr. Adriana Rodríguez Caguana, a member of the academic team of the Human Rights Institute, offered some thoughtful comments on the issues mentioned in the lecture.

The moderator of the event was the Representative of the Regional Office, Dr. Eduardo Bertoni, who took questions from the audience.

Dr. Salvioli’s report is available at: https://www.ohchr.org/es/documents/thematic-reports/a76180-promotion-truth-justice-reparation-and-guarantees-non-recurrence  

 A video of this event is available at: https://youtu.be/XLQ7oWKGb04