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LECTURE


“SEEKING JUSTICE FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: THE CASE OF ARGENTINA


SPEAKER: Judge Sergio Gabriel Torres


Judge Sergio Torres is a Federal Judge in Criminal and Correctional Matters in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He presides over the ESMA case, which involves more than 800 cases of illegal detentions, torture, disappearances and deaths committed at the Navy School of Mechanics, (ESMA) where one of the largest clandestine detention centers operated during the military dictatorship (1976-1983).

 

DATE: Thursday 4 November 6.30 – 8 pm


VENUE: Old Theatre (Houghton St, London, WC2A 2AE)


RSVP: events@argentine-embassy-uk.org

 



 

 

 

 

TALK

 

“THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN LATIN AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE”

 

SPEAKERS:

 

Professor James Dunkerley OBE, Queen Mary, University of London

Professor Tristan Platt, University of St. Andrews

Alberto Souviron, Online Editor for the BBC World Service

 

Date: Wednesday 20 October 2010 - 6 to 8 pm.

 

Venue: Argentine Ambassador’s Residence - 49 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8QZ

 

This event is jointly organized by the embassies of Argentina and Bolivia. Reception will follow

 

RSVP: events@argentine-embassy-uk.org


 

 

 

EMILIO F. MIGNONE HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

 

The Emilio F. Mignone Human Rights International Award 2010 is opened for submissions. The award granted annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina seeks to recognize institutions and / or foreign individuals who excel or have excelled in promoting and protecting human rights.

 

New deadline for nominations

15 August, 2010

 

For more information please visit:

http://mrecic.gov.ar/portal/ddhh/


 

 

 

NGO CIMIENTOS VISITED THE UK

 

On the 6th and 7th of July the Executive Director of the NGO Cimientos, Agustina Cavanagh visited London and held meetings with local NGOs.

 

Cimientos is an Argentine charity which, since 1997, promotes social inclusion through education.

 

For more information please visit www.cimientos.org


 

 

 

 

PANEL

 

“Bicentenary of the May Revolution. Past, present and future of the British- Argentine long lasting relationship”

 

Speakers:

 

Alan Tabbush (President British-Argentine Chamber of Commerce)

Chris Moss (Travel Editor of Time Out)

Neil Davies (Specialist in Argentine Literature - Birbeck College).

 

This event was organized by APARU and the Argentine Embassy. It took place on Friday 11 June at the Argentine Official Residence - 49 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QZ.



 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE AT THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY CHABAD SOCIETY

 

On 7 June, the Chargé d´ Affairs a.i. Minister Osvaldo Mársico was invited by the Oxford University Chabad Society to speak about the history of the Jewish Community in Argentina and Argentina´s position on the Middle East peace process.


 

 

 

 

VISIT TO NEFYN - WALES

 

In April, representatives of the Argentine Embassy visited the town of Nefyn in Wales where they met with local authorities. Nefyn is twinned with Puerto Madryn since 1998.

 

 

 



 

 

 

MEETING APARU - LOVE ARGENTINA AT THE EMBASSY

 

On the 6th of April, at the Embassy, Love Argentina formalized its donation to the Association of Argentine Profesionals in the United Kingdom (APARU).

 

The funds were raised during a party organized by Love Argentina on the 14th of November last year and will go to one of the projects supported by APARU.

 

For more information on these projects please visit APARU's website: www.aparu.org.uk

 

For more information on Love Argentina please visit their site:

www.loveargentina.org

 

 

 


 

 

 

BOOK LAUNCH

 

On mrach 11, the Embassy of Argentina jointly with the Institute for the Study of the Americas presented at Senate House the book “WAR, REVOLUTION AND SOCIETY IN THE RIO DE LA PLATA, 1808-1810:
THOMAS KINDER’S NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY TO MADEIRA, MONTEVIDEO AND BUENOS AIRES”
. Professor Emeritus in History at King’s College, Dr. Malyn Newitt who has written the introduction to this narrative - published for the for the first time in history - presented the chronicles of Thomas Kinder’s stay in the Rio de la Plata during the pre – revolutionary period.

 

The book contains the narrative of and English banker’s voyage to Buenos Aires and Montevideo in 1808-10. His journey to the Rio de la Plata followed ill-fated British attempts to capture Buenos Aires in 1806-7.


He obtained first hand information about the campaigns of Beresford and Whitelocke and became familiar with all the leading figures of the revolutionary period. His narrative constitutes a very significant first-hand commentary on the beginnings of the revolution in Montevideo and Buenos Aires and provides a detailed description of the economy and society of two cities on the eve of their independence from Spain.

 



 
 

FOUNDATION LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY VISITED THE UK


Between 16 and 19 February the Coordinator of the Foundation Legislative Directory, Agustina Novillo visited the United Kingdom to hold meetings with British organizations with similar purposes.

 

Legislative Directory is an Argentine charity working since 1999 in generating, analyzing, and disseminating legislative information of public interest, promoting transparency and institutional responsibility.

 

www.directoriolegislativo.org

 





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