UCHastings Instagram

          The 134th UC Hastings College of the Law commencement is coming up fast! #Scrolls #UCHastings2015
          Instagram Photo Likes heywheresgina, nelson_goins, emiliol89 and 37 others like this.
          Friday, October 04, 2013

          Judging Genocide: Rios Montt Trial Judges at UC Hastings Oct. 9

          Three judges who presided over the former dictator’s trial for genocide will discuss international human rights law.
          Patricia Bustamante, Yassmin Barrios and Pablo Xitumul (pictured left to right)

          UC Hastings Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza will moderate this event, which is free and open to the public.

          In May 2013, former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide and war crimes. The trial represented the first time anywhere in the world that a former head of state has been tried in a national court for genocide. The three judges who delivered the globally significant verdict will discuss the Guatemalan justice system, the structure of the courts, and their involvement in judging crimes against humanity.

          Yassmin Barrios, Patricia Bustamante, and Pablo Xitumul are the Guatemalan judges who presided during the Ríos Montt trial. Together they compose the Trial Court ‘A’ of the Guatemalan High Impact courts, an innovation intended to provide extra resources and security to those involved in high-profile or dangerous cases involving the military, drug traffickers, corrupt officials, or other powerful actors. They have been threatened and harassed for their work, but have continued to preside over human-rights related cases.

          The judges will speak at UC Hastings on October 9 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Alumni Reception Center at Mary Kay Kane Hall, 200 McAllister Street. All are welcome.

          ##

          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Friday, May 01, 2015

          LLM Students Rally to Improve International Alumni Network

          UC Hastings International Student Association hopes to encourage more exchanges between international alumni and current students.
          Friday, May 01, 2015

          Thinkers & Doers: May 1, 2015

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves, April 25, 2015 - May1, 2015.
          Thursday, April 30, 2015

          Reuel Schiller, "Forging Rivals: Race, Class, Law, and the Collapse of Postwar Liberalism"

          Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law Reuel Schiller’s new book explores how conflicts between labor law and employment discrimination law have undermined political liberalism in the United States.
          Thursday, April 30, 2015

          Awards for 2L Immigration Law Leaders

          2L Justin Globerson accepts Squire Patton Boggs Fellowship to support work in Puerto Rico; 2L Stacy Kowalski receives AT&T Pro Bono Award
          Monday, April 27, 2015

          Liberty, Technology and Security Clinic Takes on Chelsea Manning Case, Seeks to Release Vital Surveillance Documents

          “The students are working on one of the most important ... legal challenges to the use of the Espionage Act since it has been created,” said journalist Alexa O’Brien. 
          Go to News Archive