Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, artist, educator, author and promoter of non-violence, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 for his defence of human rights in his native Argentina and throughout Latin America.

In his talk he will reflect on the evolution and progress in the field of human rights since the military dictatorships in much of the region ended thirty years ago, analyzing how these developed under subsequent democratization. He will also pose some of the urgent challenges being faced today as many of these gains are being rolled back in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras, Paraguay, Colombia and Argentina and elsewhere.

This event will be held in collaboration between the Sub-Faculty of Spanish, the Latin American Centre and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.

Please note that the talk will be delivered in Spanish but whispering interpretation will be available.