The 43

Claudia Paz y Paz

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm | 575 McCone Hall

The disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero, Mexico in 2014 generated global attention and widespread protests. In response to controversy, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights sent an international panel of experts to investigate the disappearances. Claudia Paz y Paz, Guatemala’s former attorney general and a member of the panel, discusses her role in the investigation.

Claudia Paz y Paz was Guatemala's first female attorney general and a leader in reforming that country's justice system. Her work has received international recognition, including a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.

Claudia Paz y Paz talks about the investigation into the disappearance of the 43 students. (Photo by Peg Skorpinski.)
Claudia Paz y Paz talks about the investigation into the disappearance of the 43 students. (Photo by Peg Skorpinski.)

Paz y Paz explains the complications she experienced during her investigation. (Photo by Peg Skorpinski.)
Paz y Paz explains the complications she experienced during her investigation. (Photo by Peg Skorpinski.)

Attendees ask Paz y Paz questions about the disappearances. (Photo by Peg Skorpinski.)

Attendees ask Paz y Paz questions about the disappearances. (Photo by Peg Skorpinski.)

A memorial in Mexico. (Photo by Steven Zwerink.)
A memorial in Mexico. (Photo by Steven Zwerink.)