Maria Dolores Itzep is a lawyer with the Community Legal Centre in Rabinal, Guatemala. As an indigenous Achi woman raised in the community, she has dedicated her legal career to working with survivors of human rights abuses that took place in this region during Guatemala’s internal armed conflict. The Legal Centre provides free legal services to those seeking justice for human rights abuses, land conflicts, and cases of violence against women. Maria Dolores is involved with bringing cases before the Inter-American Human Rights Court and is also representing the Achi people in the genocide case being carried out in Spain.
Two public presentations in Fredericton:
When: 7:30pm, Monday, March 30. Potluck at 6:00 pm. All welcome.
Where: Conserver House, 180 St. John St.
When: Tuesday, March 31 at 4:30pm
Where: UNB Ludlow Hall (Law Building), Room 15. All welcome. Refreshments will be served.
The campus presentation is co-sponsored by: UNB Faculty of Law, Canadian Lawyers Abroad (UNB Chapter), the International Law Society, the Aboriginal Law Students Society and the Women’s Law Society. The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network and the UNB Law School to bring a special presentation to campus.
* If you would like to arrange a meeting with Maria Dolores in Fredericton on Monday or Tuesday, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Dolores will be touring the Maritimes from March 21 to April 5, 2009. The tour is being organized by Breaking the Silence Network, which has a solidarity relationship with partner organizations throughout Guatemala. BTS works with partners to develop relationships and projects based on solidarity, friendship and human rights advocacy. For more information go to: www.breaking-the-silence.ca