Re-Institutionalization and Transitional Justice in Venezuela

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Discussion on the deterioration of human rights and rule of law in Venezuela, and how to establish transitional justice.

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Join Freedom House and Venezuelan human rights defenders from the Center for Human Rights at the Andres Bello Catholic University (Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, CDH-UCAB), Centro de Paz y Justicia (CEPAZ), Acceso a la Justicia, and the Guernica Centre for International Justice for a panel discussing the systematic deterioration of human rights and rule of law in Venezuela, and how to establish transitional justice moving forward.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Deborah Ullmer, Regional Director of Freedom House Latin America and the Caribbean programs. The event will be moderated by Beatriz Borges, Executive Director of Centro de Paz y Justicia, an organization that promotes democratic values, human rights and culture of peace in Venezuela.

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Looking at the State of Affairs in Venezuela from an International Perspective

Pablo De Greiff — Senior Associate Advisor for the Guernica Centre for International Justice, a non-profit law firm that represents the interests of victims in national and international legal proceedings. De Greiff is an expert on transitional justice, and most recently served as the first Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation, and Guarantees of Non-recurrence (December 2012-May 2018).

Michael Reed — Director of Governance and Operations for the Guernica Centre for International Justice. Reed is a lawyer and journalist with over 25 years of experience in the fields of human rights, criminal justice, and humanitarian action, mainly in Latin America.

Democratic Re-institutionalization and Transitional Justice

Laura Louza—Director, Acceso a la Justicia, an organization with 8 years of committed work to the defense of justice, the rule of law, democracy, freedom and human rights in Venezuela. Laura Louza is a Venezuelan lawyer, in addition to being a researcher at the Observatory of Spanish Justice in Madrid and a consultant on judicial reform at the World Bank and the IDB.

Eduardo Trujillo Ariza—Director, CDH-UCAB, the first academic center for human rights in Venezuela that works to develop its cases through teaching, research, extension and legal accompaniment in judicial proceedings. Eduardo Trujillo Ariza is an expert in freedom of expression law, freedom of assembly law, and the rights of refugees and migrants.

Designing Transitional Justice in Venezuela

Delsa Solórzano—Representative, Venezuelan National Assembly. Delsa Solórzano is a Venezuelan lawyer and politician, and most recently served as Vice President of the Parliamentary Human Rights Commission of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Venezuela. She has dedicated her career to the fight for human rights in Venezuela.

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1850 M Street Northwest

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Washington, DC 20036

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