The Segundo Montes, S.J., Memorial Lecture honors Fr. Segundo Montes, S.J., who was the director of the Institute for Human Rights at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador. He was assassinated by the El Salvadoran Army in 1989.
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the Segundo Montes, S.J., Memorial Lecture will be presented by Almudena Bernabeu, International Attorney and Transitional Justice Program Director with the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) in San Francisco. As a leading international attorney, Ms. Bernabeu fights tirelessly to bring the world’s worst human rights abusers to justice. She is the lead on CJA’s work in Spain in the Guatemala Genocide Case and the Jesuits Massacre Case. Ms. Bernabeu will speak on “International Human Rights Litigation as a Key Tool for Justice in Latin America: Special Attention to the Guatemala and El Salvador Cases.” The lecture will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the LSC Conference Room of the Lombardo Student Center.
The Segundo Montes lecture is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program and the Latin American Studies Concentration at John Carroll University.
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