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International Law

Fall Global Law Lecturer

Date: 5:30pm PDT October 17, 2011 Location: Lewis & Clark Law School, Faculty Reading Room

Lewis & Clark Law School, Faculty Reading Room

On October 17, 2011 the Global Law Program will host Federico Guzmán Duque, a Colombian attorney and anthropologist with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. At 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Reading Room, Guzmán Duque will speak to faculty, students and the community on “Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights and Economic Development: A Real Dichotomy? Legal and Political Challenges for International Protection.” 

The International Law Society and the Native American Law Students Association will also hold a lunch-hour forum with Guzman at Noon in Room 2. He will discuss the work of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with respect to both indigenous and international issues. 

Guzman Duque has worked at the IACHR since March 2010, as a human rights specialist in the Office of the Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. From 2000 to 2008, he worked for the Constitutional Court of Colombia, and in 2009 he served as an adviser to various indigenous peoples and organizations in Colombia, focusing on how to prevent the disproportionate impact of the armed conflict and forced displacement. He studied law and anthropology at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, where he was Professor of Public International Law. He has authored several publications on human rights, international law, and Colombian constitutional law.

Attendees will be granted 1 General MCLE Credit.

Contact Heather McCambly at with questions.