Bringing Justice Home: The Human Rights Trial of Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori

Lisa J. Laplante with the Praxis Institute for Social Justice

Wed, 04/30/2008
4:30 - 6:30 PM, 216 Aaron Burr Hall
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Lisa Laplante will discuss current developments in the criminal trial of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, president from 1990-2000. The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) findings have indicated that there were systematic human rights violations during the Fujimori presidency. The trial of the former president is one of the first domestic proceedings for such abuses against a former head of state. As part of her presentation, Laplante will share the bilingual blog that monitors the trial.

Lisa Laplante received her law degree from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern merit scholar. She participated in Peru's political transition in various capacities for six years, beginning as a researcher with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission under a grant from the Notre Dame University Transitional Justice Program. She co-founded and is deputy director of the Praxis Institute for Social Justice. This academic year, she has been a member at the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. In fall 2008, she will begin as visiting assistant professor of law at Marquette Law School.

The trial of Alberto Fujimori is an important landmark in the development of human rights law. Please come join us to hear Lisa Laplante tell us the inside story! This lecture is co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.