MeXsu seminar 10 December: Ayotzinapa: Human Rights and Violence in Mexico

Ayotzinapa: Human Rights and Violence in Mexico

Seminar in response to the disappearance of the 43 student teachers from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and to mark Human Rights Day

3pm – 10 December 2014

Room 1007, Building 67, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Since 26 September 2014, 43 students from the rural teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, have gone missing after being taken into police custody. Rather than searching for them, the government has pronounced them dead, and multiple mass graves have since been discovered (reliable DNA sources identifying the students have not res…ulted).

Demonstrators throughout Mexico continue to ask the government to return the students alive. This is in a context where over 26,000 people have disappeared and over 60,000 people killed since 2006. In this seminar, the current situation and the context of human rights and violence in Mexico will be discussed.

Speakers include:

María De Vecchi Gerli (Institute of the Americas, UCL)
Ella McPherson (ESRC Future Research Leader Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate of the Centre for Governance and Human Rights, University of Cambridge)

Further details:

Please contact: Hettie Malcomson
Southampton Latin American Studies Seminar Series

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