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UW Center for Human Rights Conference: Access to Information as a Human Right

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Access to Information as a Human Right Conference Poster
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm

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This fall, the University of Washington Center for Human Rights will host a one-day conference, “Access to Information as a Human Right,” on October 5, 2015, at the UW School of Law. Grounded in the UW CHR’s partnerships with organizations and communities struggling for truth and accountability in post-war El Salvador, the conference will explore the right to access to information as a frontline of transnational campaigns for justice. Preceding the conference, the UW CHR will announce exciting advances in the Freedom of Information Act program of its Unfinished Sentences project in a press availability at the UW School of Law.

The conference will conclude with a keynote address by renowned Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón, addressing access to information as a tool in securing truth, justice and reparations for victims of crimes against humanity. Panels will include conversations with Kate Doyle, Director of the Evidence Project at the National Security Archive; Philippe Bourgois, Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology, Department of Psychiatry And Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; Salvadoran human rights advocates and survivors of grave human rights violations; and other experts.

The UW CHR’s “Access to Information as a Human Right” conference on October 5 will be free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please RSVP here to reserve your space. The conference will be live-streamed on YouTube by the UW School of Law, and highlights will be live-Tweeted by Unfinished Sentences at @truthelsalvador.

Sponsored by: the Puffin Foundation, the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities and the UW School of Law.

Co-sponsored by: the William H. Gates Public Service Law Program; the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; UW Libraries; the Law, Societies, & Justice Program; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; and the Information School.

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