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Decolonizing Justice: The Right to Self-Determination in Pue

Decolonizing Justice: The Right to Self-Determination in Puerto Rico
Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

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Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members | Free for Non-Lawyers
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Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

This program will focus on the right to self-determination and the struggle for decolonization in Puerto Rico, which has often gone unnoticed or overlooked with the multiple economic, humanitarian and climate crises affecting the island. However, the political status of Puerto Rico continues to be raised before the courts, Congress and executive branch. As demands increase for final resolution of the island’s colonial status, Puerto Ricans continue to face economic depression, the highest migration rates in its history, and widespread human-rights violations. The panel will trace the contours of the constitutional and legal construction of colonialism, as well as the contemporary efforts to address or dismantle it.

Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, New York, District 7 
Annette Martinez, Human Rights Clinic, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
Yanira Reyes, Academic Dean, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
Rafael Cox Alomar, Professor of Law, Univ. of Washington D.C. School of Law 

Sponsoring Committee: 
Task Force on Puerto Rico, Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan and Peter Garcia, Co-Chairs

Co-sponsoring Committees:
Inter-American Affairs, Michael A. Fernandez, Chair 
International Human Rights, Lauren Melkus, Chair

Co-sponsoring Associations:
Hispanic National Bar Association, Region II 
LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Related Reports:

Pass the Dignified Retirement Law in Puerto Rico

Support for Permanently Exempting Puerto Rico from the Jones Act

Letter Urging Foreclosure Moratorium in Puerto Rico


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