Faculty Forum with Weissberg Chair Justice Diego García-Sayán
Date: Monday, April 8th, 2013
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Mathers, Pearsons Hall
Sponsored by: VPAA
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Contact: Sheila Gustafson 363-2263
A highly regarded justice specializing in human rights, as well as an academic, scholar, and politician, Diego García-Sayán has served as a Justice on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights since 2004. In 2008 he was elected Vice President of the Court, and became its President in 2010. The Inter-American Court has been singular among human rights tribunals in focusing not only on developing rights and denouncing violations of rights, but providing restorative measures (reparations, restitution, and adoption of measures to ensure non-repetition). Cases it has reviewed have focused, among others, on the rights of women, minorities, and indigenous groups.
Beyond his work with the Inter-American Court, Justice García-Sayán is actively involved in the Andean Commission of Jurists, a non-governmental organization that seeks not only to reform judicial systems in Latin America, but to involve civil society in this process, address corruption and extreme poverty, and promote corporate social responsibility among Latin American businesses. Justice García-Sayán served as Peru's Minister of Justice (2000/01) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2001/02) at a particularly difficult time as Peru transitioned from dictatorship to democracy. He holds a law degree from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, is past Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, and co-founded the Peruvian Center for International Affairs.
In this presentation, Justice García-Sayán will discuss the experiences and decisions that have shaped his career.
Hot buffet lunch will be available for $3.00 beginning at 12:00 noon. To ensure an accurate count, please RSVP email@example.com by noon on Friday, April 5.
This event is open to Beloit College faculty and staff.