This Talk will focus on the legacy of the victims’ rights movement in Latin America. All over the world, local groups approach the question of victims and victims’ rights differently. Latin America is quite unique and is by far the strongest and most developed region when it comes to interpretation and implementation of victims’ rights.
About the speakers
Mariana Pena is a legal officer at the international justice programme of the Open Society Justice Initiative. She was previously a member of a victims’ legal representation team in one of the Kenya cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC), and prior to that, she worked for the International Federation for Human Rights as a Permanent Representative to the ICC.
Paolina Massidda is the Principal Counsel of the Office of the Public Counsel for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC). She has represented thousands of victims participating in the proceedings before the Court, right from the first trial the ICC conducted, that of Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga.
A student from Columbia will also join. Hector Olasolo is the moderator.