Elizabeth Rankin | Dec. 13, 2013 | Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Celebrating 30 years of uninterrupted democratic rule in Argentina on International Human Rights Day, a December 10 international roundtable featured prominent scholars of Latin American democratization as well as Alicia Castro, Argentina’s ambassador to the United Kingdom.
London Roundtable Celebrates Democracy and Human Rights in ArgentinaOrganized by Latin America experts Scott Mainwaring and Gabriela Ippolito-O’Donnell of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the event took place at the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in London, with a teleconference link to the Notre Dame campus.
“We are celebrating a founding moment today,” said Ambassador Castro, describing the December 10, 1983 swearing in of Argentina’s first democratically elected president after military rule and the truth commission, the world’s first, that followed. “The fight against impunity represents the collective effort of our people.”