11th Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture on Transitional Justice

Date and time: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:30
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

The 11th Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture will take place on February 26 at 6:30 p.m.  at the Ford Foundation in New York.
The International Center for Transitional Justice and NYU Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice are pleased to welcome Juan Manuel Santos, the former president of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, for a conversation on the role of transitional justice in peace processes.

About Juan Manuel Santos

President Juan Manuel Santos served as Colombia’s head of state for two terms from 2010 to 2018, during which time he led peace negotiations with the guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and signed the landmark peace agreement in 2016 that ended the 50-yearlong civil war. That same year, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his resolute efforts to bring peace to his country.

About the Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture Series

This lecture series was named after human rights advocate Emilio Fermín Mignone, founder and director of the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, and loving father of Monica Maria Candelaria Mignone, whom the Argentine military forcibly disappeared on May 14, 1976. The series honors Mignone’s lifelong commitment to human rights, accountability, and justice and his vital leadership in documenting disappearances and other grave human rights violations committed by Argentina’s security forces.

Past speakers have included Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, Sherrilyn Ifill, Darren Walker, José Zalaquett, Louise Arbour, and Aryeh Neier.



Watch the recorded livestream on ICTJ's Facebook here


PHOTO: Former president Santos signs the peace agreement between the government of Colombia and the FARC (Gobierno de Chile); Santos delivers the commencement address to graduates of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he attended in 1981 (Martha Stewart); Residents of Bogotá celebrate the Día de víctimas in Colombia every April 9 (ICTJ).