Truth, Justice and Memory in Latin America Today

  • Ulster University, BA-03-019 Board Room 25 - 51 York Street Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 2NR United Kingdom

Free


Room: BA-03-019 Board Room

This event launches and discusses two new books showing how trials, memory, reparations and truthtelling about past and recent human rights violations, including disappearance, are being dealt with today in Latin America. 

'Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Long Road from Impunity Toward Accountability', Cath Collins

and

'Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity', Cara Levey

Cara Levey, of University College, Cork, and Cath Collins, of Ulster University, Belfast and Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, will talk about how relatives, activists, the state and the military have constructed, contested, and challenged impunity for past atrocity, and about how politics is being remade around Latin America after dictatorship and war. Their work ranges from Chile and Argentina to Central America and Colombia, and is based on many years of experience on the ground.

The audience will be invited to see, hear and discuss how these other societies are dealing with their justice and reconciliation challenges.