by Jorge Cham
Subject:   Human Rights in Brazil and the Inter-American System
Sponsor:   Brazil Working Group and the Brazilian Students Association
Speaker:   Hélio Bicudo - Vice-President, OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Date:   Monday, November 29, 1999
Time:   12pm - 1:30pm
Location:   Bolivar House - Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University [look for it in a campus map]
Contact:   Andre de Mello e Souza - firstname.lastname@example.org - RSVP
Hélio Bicudo is an expert on human rights in Brazil and Latin America. As a public attorney during Brazil's military regime, he was the first lawyer to investigate and denounce the military death squads. He served as a Federal Deputy from his election in 1991 until January of 1999. While in Congress, Bicudo was instrumental in presenting legislation to reform Brazil's judicial branch, public law enforcement, and the penitentiary system. He established and served as president of the Committee on Human Rights in the Chamber of Deputies. Most recently, he was elected by the Organization of American States (OAS) to become a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, of which he was elected vice-president in 1999. He is the author of numerous books on human rights, including Cem anos de direito e justiça no Brasil (One Hundred Years of Human Rights and Justice in Brazil). Lunch will be served. PLEASE R.S.V.P. NO LATER THAN 12:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND.
Event history: Submitted on 22-Nov-1999;
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