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Dr. Debbie Sharnak on human rights paradoxes in transitional Uruguay

We would like to thank Dr. Debbie Sharnak, assistant professor of History at Rowan University, for a thought-provoking discussion of human rights paradoxes in Uruguay, including support for the 1986 amnesty law in public referenda in 1989 and 2009, and the law's ultimate repeal by Parliament in 2011, following the pivotal Gelman v. Uruguay trial. Judges in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights determined that the amnesty law violated Uruguay’s legal obligations arising under the American Convention on Human Rights. We enjoyed learning about her broader research agenda and her forthcoming book, "Of Light and Struggle”: The International Histories of Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Uruguay. We look forward to seeing it in print!


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