Saturday, October 9, 2010
Professor Juan E. Mendez to Deliver "Justice, Peace and Prevention" Lecture at the University of Baltimore
Professor Juan E. Mendez will deliver the 2010 Center for International and Comparative Law Lecture at the University of Baltimore. The title of the lecture is "Justice, Peace and Prevention" and will be given on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 5 pm in the John and Frances Angelos Law Center in Baltimore.
Professor Mendez is the former Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and an advisor on crime prevention to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He has been nominated for the position of UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Professor Mendez has also served as the Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in Costa Rica, as a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and as president of that organization in 2002. Professor Mendez is a native of Argentina with a long and distinguished record of defending human rights. His work on behalf of human rights led to his arrest, torture and detention in Argentina. As a result, Amnesty International named him a "prisoner of conscience." He is the recipient of several human rights awards. Professor Mendez is currently a visiting professor at the American University Washington College of Law.