Event Invitation

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Remembering 40 Years

The Charles Horman Truth Foundation brings together champions of justice whose efforts led to the detention and prosecution of coup leader Augusto Pinochet for crimes against humanity. This historic effort and the dynamic new legal doctrines which resulted, will be discussed at the afternoon panel discussions. Then join us for a Dinner Awards Ceremony honoring those who brought Pinochet to justice. Artists and activists whose work contributed to the exposure and investigation of Pinochet’s crimes over the years, and helped to foster a worldwide human rights movement, will present the Tribute to Justice awards to those being honored. MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
Evening Dinner Ceremony

Award Recipients
Center for Constitutional Rights
Peter Weiss , Nancy Stearns , John Corwin , Rhonda Copelon (posthumously)
Juan Garcés 

Judge Baltasar Garzón 
Sir Geoffrey Bindman, QC 
Ambassador John O'Leary   (posthumously)
Peter Kornbluh 

Judge Juan Guzmán Tapia 

Award Presenters (Pending)
Joyce Horman ​, Patricio Guzmán , Costa Gavras , Joan Jara , Chris Lemmon , Elizabeth Farnsworth Deborah Shaffer 

Event Co-Hosts
Michael Ratner Amy Goodman 

Honorary Co-Chairs
Michael Ratner , President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
Joyce Horman , Board Chair, The Charles Horman Truth Foundation
John Cavanagh, Director, Institute for Policy Studies
Cynthia Soohoo , Director, International Women's Rights Clinic, CUNY School of Law

7pm - Dinner                  festive dress
8pm - Award Ceremony
9pm - Music by Chilean singer-songwriter Claudia Acuña 



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Afternoon Panel Discussions
(Please note: Attendance at afternoon panels is free of charge & CLE credits are available to NY attorneys through CUNY School of Law)

2pm - Taking Accountability to the Top for Human Rights Crimes
Welcome by 
Cynthia Soohoo ​, Director, International Women's Rights Clinic, CUNY School of Law

This session will discuss prosecuting Human Rights Crimes in the country of the accused.
Peter Weiss , VP CCR Horman vs. Kissinger suit
Judge Juan Guzmán Tapia , prosecuted Pinochet in Chile
Jennifer Harbury , Lawyer, Author, and human Rights Activist
Reed Brody , Human Rights Watch Counsel, Spokesperson
Peter Kornbluh , National Security Archive declassification of documents and moderator

3:30 pm - The Future of Universal Jurisdiction
Introduction by Almudena Bernabeu
This session will discuss prosecuting human rights crimes across borders.

Judge Baltasar Garzón , Spanish Judge who issued the arrest warrant to the UK for Pinochet
Juan Garcés , Spanish Human Rights Attorney who paved the path for Universal Jurisdiction
Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC , British Human Rights Attorney, Detained Pinochet in London
Almudena Bernabeu , Director of CJA's Transitional Justice Program and moderator

5pm - Refreshments


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Ariel Dorfman Chilean novelist, Playwright, Journalist, and Human Rights activist
Claudio Grossman Dean, Washington College of Law
Dave Nelson Charles Horman friend, Attorney, retired Associate Circuit Judge Illinois
Debbi Lazar Horman relative
Deborah Shaffer Filmmaker, Director, Producer
Diane Dixon Chile Activist UK
Fabiola Letelier Human Rights Lawyer working on Horman case in Chile
Felipe Agüero Ford Foundation Program Officer Santiago Chile
Frederick Lazar Horman relative
Heraldo Muñoz Assistant Secretary General, UNDP, Author, "The Dictator's Shadow"
Isabel Morel Letelier Widow of Orlando Letelier, killed in D.C. by Pinochet car bomb
Janis Teruggi Sister of Frank Teruggi, another American killed in Pinochet's coup
Joan Jara Widow of Victor Jara, Chilean musician killed in Chile Stadium after coup
Joe Eldrige American University Chaplain & Senior Adjunct Professional Lecturer
John Cavanagh Institute for Policy Studies Director
Juan Gabriel Valdes Profesor de Globalización y Relaciones Internacionales de América Latina
Melanie Mayron Actress, in "Missing" among many other movies
Michael Tigar Duke University Professor Emeritus of Law
Nash Cox Horman family friend
Peter Weiss Center for Constitutional Rights Board
Reed Brody Human Rights Watch Counsel & Spokesperson
Rev. William Wipfler National Council of Churches, retired
Richard Pearce Filmmaker, Director, Producer
Rose Styron Founder of Amnesty International
Sergio Corvalan Human Rights Lawyer working on Horman case in Chile
Sheila Shayon Horman family friend
Sissy Spacek Lead Actress, in "Missing" among many other movies
Steven Volk Oberlin Professor of History, Chile Activist, Horman Family Friend
Annie Gergson Leah Novak Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
Eliana Loveluck Lina Srivastava Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley (CLAS)
Ellen Schmidt Maryanne Dugan Center for Judicial Accountability, San Francisco, CA
Ernesto Castillo Mike Locker Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
Ingrid Montealegre Mary Laird La Peña, Berkeley CA
Jill Hamberg Mishy Lesser North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)
Jose Matta Paul Cantor Spanish Association for Human Rights, APDHE
Kay Johnson Yvonne Myska Lopaur UC Hastings Law School

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