• 04/12/17 Discussion Meeting: The Defense of Garífuna Cultural and Environmental Rights in Honduras

    PBI the Netherlands and CEDLA cordially invite you to the Discussion Meeting: The Defense of Garífuna Cultural and Environmental Rights in Honduras. This Discussion Meeting features the Honduran Human Rights Defender Aurelia Arzú. Aurelia is a leading member of the Organización Fraternal Negra de Honduras (OFRANEH) – she works protecting and defending ancestral territories of the Garífuna people in Honduras. Aurelia will discuss the challenges that Honduran afro-indigenous communities face in mitigating the effects of climate change and defending their land rights.

    Entrance: free
    Language: Spanish

    WHEN: 4 December between 16.00 and 17.00
    VENUE: CEDLA, Roetersstraat 33, Amsterdam (on the 2nd floor)

    There is limited space available. You can sign up by sending an email to: honduras@peacebrigades.nl

  • 12/12/17 Screening Documentary ‘Burden of Peace’

    The Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) and the Faculty of Law of the UvA are organizing a screening of the documentary ‘Burden of Peace’. This documentary tells the impressive story of Claudia Paz y Paz, the first woman to lead the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guatemala. The country that has been ravaged for years by a devastating civil war, in which nearly 200,000 Mayan Indians were systematically massacred, is today one of the most violent countries in the world. Claudia starts a frontal attack against corruption, drug gangs and impunity and does what everyone had held to be impossible up until then: she arrests former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide. His conviction becomes the first conviction for genocide in a national court in the world history.

    Directly after the movie, there will be a Q&A with director Sander Wirken moderated by Dr. Barbara Hogenboom (CEDLA).

    Date: 12 December
    Time: 17.00 – 19.00 hours
    Venue: CREA
    Entrance: Students and alumni for free, others 5 euro