Argentina Is The Host For The International Judicial Forum On Genocide And Human Rights

Argentina Is The Host For The International Judicial Forum On Genocide And Human Rights

Organized by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace

Argentina Is The Host For The International Judicial Forum On Genocide And Human Rights

Specialists in the areas of International Criminal Justice, Genocide, terrorism, violation of human rights, among others, from ECUADOR, COLOMBIA, BOSNIA, ISRAEL, PARAGUAY, VENEZUELA AND ARGENTINA form the delegation of academics, judges and jurists who will come to Buenos Aires, Argentina, this November 17, as the International Judicial Forum lecturers invited by the Global Embassy Activists for Peace in the framework of international project "Justice for Peace".

The headquarters of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in Argentina will be the international stage to listen to lectures, discussion and proposals of important judges, academics, diplomats and journalists.

This is the Second International Judicial Forum "New Proposals for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide", promoted by the Global Ambassador Dr. William Soto Santiago in major cities worldwide. The first forum was held in September of this year 2014 in Bogota, Colombia, with massive attendance from specialists in these subjects. It is worth mentioning that this academic event takes place just a few weeks before the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court, which will be held in New York in December 2014.

In Argentina the International Judicial Forum will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, in the Hall of Acts of the University of Buenos Aires (Viamonte 430/44), from 8.00 am to 5pm. Admission is free.

Programa del día:

09:00 hs   Dr. Gregorio Flax, Coordinator of the Free Chair on the Holocaust, Genocide and Discrimination – Law Faculty, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) - Argentina.

09:15 hs   Dr. William Soto Santiago, Global Ambassador of Activists for Peace - Pacifist, Professor, Researcher of  Puerto Rico.

09:40 hs   Dr. Daniel Rafecas, Federal Judge, Professor at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), a member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (ONU) for Argentina.

10:05 hs   Dr. Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, Minister of the Supreme Court of Argentina* (Video Conference)

10:30 hs   Dr. Luis Ernesto Vargas Silva, Honorable President of the Constitutional Court, University Professor of Colombia.

10:55 hs   Matías Presedo, Student Council President - Faculty of Law - Universidad de la Matanza of Argentina.

11:20 hs   Dr. Franco Marcelo Fiumara, Judge at the Criminal Oral Court - Argentina.

11:45 hs   Dr. Luis Antonio Ortiz Hernández, Judge of the Supreme Court of Venezuela.

14:00 hs   Dra. Gladys Edilma Terán Sierra, National Court Judge - Criminal Court of Ecuador.

14:25 hs   Camilo Montoya Real, Student Council Representative, Faculty of Law- University of the Andes of Colombia.

14:50 hs   Dr. Misrad Tokaca, Director of the Research and Documentation Center from Saravejo - Bosnia.

15:30 hs   Dr. Daniel Obligado, President of TOF 5 of the ESMA and professor at the UBA of Argentina.

15:55 hs   Dr. Ricardo Luis Lorenzetti, President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Argentina.

16:20 hs   Dr. Camilo Montoya Reyes, Prosecutor before the Superior Tribunal of Bogota, University Professor of Colombia.



  • Dr. Julio César Pineda Journalist, Professor and Diplomat of Venezuela.
  • Dr. Adrian Rivera Solari, Secretary of the Federal Court No. 1 of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Dra. Liliana Quiroz, Lawyer, professor and secretary of the Legal Research Institute UNLAM, Argentina.
  • Dr. Héctor Zimmerman, Attorney, former Dean Northeast, Professor at UBA, Yad Vashem Scholar, Argentina.