Amnesty, Transitional Justice, and the Legacies of Dictatorship
October 11, 2013
The Kellogg Center, Room 1501 (15th Floor)
School of International & Public Affairs
420 West 118th Street
This one-day conference features a visit by the Brazilian Amnesty Commission (Comissão de Anistia ), which was formed in 2001 under the jurisdiction of the Brazilian Ministry of Justice. Its mission is to analyze the requests for indemnification of those persons who were unable to work or carry out other economic activities for political reasons during the period from 1946 until 1988. The conference will explore the Commission’s activities and provide a forum for discussion with researchers and students who are studying questions related to human rights, transitional justice, and efforts to document and preserve evidence of human rights abuses. The conference will also recognize the contribution of several people—both Americans and Brazilians—who, while living in the United States in the 1970s, were instrumental in denouncing torture and promoting human rights in Brazil.
The conference is free and open to the public. No registration required.
For more information, contact:
Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research
This event is hosted by the Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research, Columbia University Libraries / Information Services.
The Brazilian Amnesty Commission
Photos courtesy of the Brazilian Amnesty Commission and the Edgard Leuenroth Archive, UNICAMP