Speaker: Dr. Pedro Salazar Ugarte, IIJ, UNAM, México D.F.
The disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, 220 km from Mexico's capital, and the alleged implication of Iguala's mayor in the disappearance, have alerted the world yet again that the dramatic struggle for human rights in Mexico and Latin America has not succeeded to bring tranquillity and development to the region. The presentation will conceptualize the struggle for rights within the framework of a ius constitutionale commune in Latin America.
Dr. Pedro Salazar Ugarte is the Director of Mexico's and Latin America's most prestigious institute for legal research, the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas at UNAM. A graduate of ITAM with a doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Turino, Dr. Salazar joint the institute as a full-time researcher in 2003, focusing on constitutional theory, democracy and human rights, topics on which he published prolifically and which he taught at numerous institutions. He consults the Mexican Parliament on matters concerning non-discrimination, advised the celebrations on the 100th anniversary of Mexico's Constitution and is a Member of the Mexican Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. Dr. Salazar is a frequent commentator both in the Mexican press and on Mexican television.
This event is hosted by the King's Forum on International Dispute Resolution, part of the Transnational Law Institute. It is co-hosted by the Centre for Mexican Studies UK, UNAM-KCL.
The event will be followed by a reception.
This event is now sold out however we hope to film it and put it online shortly.