The Human Rights Clinic Invites You to Attend ‘Victims’ Rights and Columbia’s Peace Process: A Conversation With Human Rights Defender Lilia Peña’

Lilia Peña Silva is a human rights defender and the founder and president of the Regional Association of Victims of State Crimes in Magdalena Medio (Asociación Regional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado del Magdalena Medio, ASORVIMM). Ms. Peña became a victim of state-sponsored violence when both her husband and brother disappeared and, consequently, assassinated. These acts led her to seek a life dedicated to the defense of human rights. Lilia works tirelessly for the rights of all Colombians, and is recognized on a national level for her outspoken leadership. Because of her extensive knowledge of victims’ rights and needs, particularly vis-à-vis the current peace process with the FARC, Lilia was chosen by a Coalition of more than 200 human rights organizations and social movements to represent them in a 2013 US tour.

The event takes place on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. in the University of Miami Law Library, Room D-201. Introductory remarks by Professor Kelleen Corrigan, Practitioner-in-Residence, Human Rights Clinic.

Lunch will be provided.