“This fight is not about ideology. It is about democratic, constitutional legitimacy.” These were the first words uttered to the crowd in a packed auditorium on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 for a talk on the Venezuelan crisis. The event, called “Venezuela: Supreme Court in Exile and the Violations of Human Rights”, was presented by a panel of distinguished speakers: Judges Domingo Javier Salgado and Jose Sabino Zamora, members of the legitimate Supreme Court of Venezuela currently in exile, and Tamara Sujú Roa: a Venezuelan criminal lawyer and human rights specialist. The panel was moderated by Gisela Pérez de Acha, a human rights lawyer, journalist (specializing in online freedom of expression in Latin America) and member of the Human Rights Center currently studying data interfaces at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism on a Fulbright scholarship.
May 22, 2019