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IJL meets with leaders from la Comisión por la Memoria in Argentina

On September 10, 2019, members of the IJL team had the privilege of meeting with career human rights advocates from Argentina currently serving in La Comisión por la Memoria: Sandra Raggio, the Comisión director, Yamila Zavala Rodríguez, an attorney and a daughter of the disappeared, Ernesto Alonso, a soldier during the Falklands conflict, Roberto Cipriano García, a psychologist, and members of their staff.


La Comisión is an independent and autonomous public body established in 1999 to promote and implement public policies of memory and human rights. The advocates' work on human rights and transitional justice issues precedes the Comisión, however, for some dating back to the junta and the transition to democracy in 1983.


Many thanks to IJL fellow, Johanna Weech, and W&M Professor of Hispanic Studies, Dr. Silvia Tandeciarz for providing consecutive English-Spanish and Spanish-English interpretation.

Left to right: Yamila Zavala Rodríguez, Johanna Weech, Kelebogile Zvobgo, Silvia Tandeciarz, and Diego Diaz.

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