Carmen Argibay Molina, Justice of the Argentine Supreme Court
Carmen Argibay Molina is Justice of the Argentine Supreme Court since 2005. She was the first woman in Argentina's history to be nominated for this position by a democratically elected government. Before that, in 2001, the U.N. General Assembly appointed her as an ad litem judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where she served between 2002 and 2004.
She was also the president of both the International Association of Women Judges and the Foundation of Women Judges. She also served as "Ambassador" to the Campaign for the Eradication of Violence by the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She also was one of the judges at the "2000 Tokyo Tribunal," which ruled on the responsibility of the Japanese armed forces for the sexual slavery imposed in the countries they invaded during World War II.
In 2007, Justice Argibay Molina won the Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize. She has a long career in the Argentine judiciary. In 1976, she was detained by the Argentine military junta without charges for nine months. She also has a long teaching career at the University of Buenos Aires Law School.
The event is co-sponsored by the Program on Argentina of the UCLA Latin American Institute, the UCLA School of Law, and the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy
Cost: Free and open to the public
Lunch will be served. Parking is available in Structure 2 for $8.00
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