Eventos Rivers

Eventos Rivers 2021

Seminario Permanente Jesús G. Amuchastegui con Ramiro Ávila: La utopía del oprimido. Los derechos de la Pachamama (Naturaleza) y el Sumak Kawsay (buen vivir) en el pensamiento crítico, el derecho y la literatura 

El jueves 28 de enero de 2021 Ramiro Ávila Santamaría, profesor de Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar y juez de la Corte Constitucional de Ecuador, participó en el Seminario Permanente Jesús G. Amuchastegui para debatir su libro: La utopía del oprimido. Los derechos de la Pachamama (Naturaleza) y el Sumak Kawsay (buen vivir) en el pensamiento crítico, el derecho y la literatura (2019, Akal).

En la sesión participaron como comentaristas:

Modero: Prof. José María Sauca

 

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Círculo de la palabra: reparación del territorio y la naturaleza como víctima

Fecha: 14 de agosto de 2020 – 4pm hora de Madrid; 9am Colombia y Ecuador; Brasil 11am; Guatemala 8am

La Comisión Étnica-Racial de la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP) de Colombia y el Proyecto ERC RIVERS (UC3M) organizaron  el Círculo de la Palabra. Armonía de la Madre Tierra: reparación del territorio y la Naturaleza como víctima en el marco de la semana de los Pueblos Indígenas en el Sistema Integral de Verdad, Justicia, Reparación y No-Repetición de Colombia.

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Webinar

La juridificación de la política: derecho y los pueblos indígenas

I seminario de jóvenes investigadores

28.04.2020

Os dejamos información sobre el seminario que el proyecto RIVERS organizó en colaboración con el Grupo de Investigación de Justicia y Derecho   (www.derechoyjusticia.net) el pasado 28 de abril.

La ponente principal fue Rachel Sieder (CIESAS, México), que centró su ponencia en la movilización legal alrededor de los derechos colectivos de los pueblos indígenas, y la transformación de identidades indígenas que la juridificación conlleva en el proceso de desplazamiento de disputas políticas y sociales hacia los tribunales. Los comentaristas que participaron enriqueciendo el debate fueron María José Fariñas (UC3M), Salvador Martí i Puig  (Universidad de Girona), Isabel Wences (UC3M)

Webinar

La naturaleza y sus derechos

I seminario de jóvenes investigadores

16-18.04.2020

El 16 y 18 de Abril RIVERS organizó su primer seminario de jóvenes investigadores, en el marco del día internacional del agua el 22 de marzo. La temática de este año es la Naturaleza y sus Derechos. Cada día, dos ponentes presentaron sus investigaciones y los comentaristas y oyentes pudieron interactuar con ellos y hacer preguntas a través del webinar.

Ponencias:

Jueves 16 de abril:
Ecocentrismo y Derechos Humanos: una aproximación desde la jurisprudencia de la Corte IDH. Digno Montalván Zambrano (UC3M)
Ríos como sujetos de derechos: claves de reconocimiento jurídico y desafíos de implementación. Ximena González (Investigadora independiente)

Sábado 18 de abril:
El derecho humano al agua: protección en un contexto de extractivismo hídrico en Brasil. Vanessa Rebello Horta (UC3M y fiscalía de Minas Gerais, Brasil)
Construir un río común: historia de un río sujeto de derechos. Carolina Ángel Botero (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

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La política del antirracismo en estado(s) de negación

Silvia Rodríguez Maeso, Centro de Estudios Sociales, Coimbra (Portugal)

14.01.2020

Frantz Fanon afirmaba, en 1956, que “el racismo nunca es un elemento agregado, descubierto al azar de una investigación en el seno de los elementos culturales de un grupo. La constelación social, el conjunto cultural son profundamente transformados por la existencia del racismo” y, por tanto, “una sociedad es racista, o no lo es. No existen grados de racismo”. En este seminario dialogaremos con las implicaciones teóricas, analíticas y políticas de esta constatación y su “obviedad” en la formación del pensamiento construido desde la experiencia histórica de las poblaciones racializadas, como el pensamiento radical negro. En este sentido, debatiremos la relevancia de nociones como “racismo institucional”, “supremacía blanca” y “Estado racial” y cómo los discursos hegemónicos desde el poder institucionalizado las han negado al tiempo que declaran su voluntad de combate al racismo y la discriminación.

Ilustraremos el trabajo de estos regímenes de negación en los dispositivos legales y las políticas públicas antidiscriminación en contextos europeos (así como en relación con procesos en América Latina) y, más específicamente, mediante la experiencia de analizar procesos legales de brutalidad policial antinegra y antigitana en Portugal, y su relación con procesos en otros contextos como el del estado español.

 

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Empirical Dialogues in Human Rights

Hacia la Indigenización del Derecho Internacional: Antropología Jurídica Inversa en la Era de los Dobles Vínculos Jurisdiccionales

 

Paulo Ilich Bacca.

03.12.2019

Esta conferencia presenta críticamente la trayectoria con la que el derecho occidental en general y el derecho internacional en particular han construido doctrinas legales en relación con los derechos de los pueblos indígenas. Con este objetivo, la conferencia propone tomarse en serio el derecho de los pueblos indígenas y, consecuentemente, indigenizar el derecho internacional.

Seeking Justice after Genocide

Inside Rwanda´s Gacaca Courts. Seeking Justice after Genocide

Bert Ingelaere ,University of Antwerp (Belgium)

19.11.2019
Getafe, University Carlos III Madrid

After the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda, victims, perpetrators, and the country as a whole struggled to deal with the legacy of the mass violence. Neighbor had attacked neighbor, and once the killing was over, genocide survivors often lived near those who had murdered their family members or friends. Rwanda’s government attempted to deal with this situation by creating a new version of a traditional grassroots justice system called gacaca. This seminar examines what the gacaca courts set out to do, how they worked, what they achieved, what they did not achieve, and how they affected Rwandan society. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the Rwandan countryside, I rely on vivid firsthand recollections, interviews, and trial testimony from victims and perpetrators, witnesses and lay judges alike. The findings demonstrate how this grassroots process got rerouted under the weight of the Rwandan state and through the pragmatism of the Rwandan peasantry. By providing rich evidence from the Rwandan grassroots, this seminar will discuss what – at the grassroots and beyond – is at stake for next generations and – also beyond Rwanda – what can make a difference when societies worldwide attempt to deal with the legacies of mass violence and human rights abuses.

Bio:

Bert Ingelaere is assistant professor at the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp (Belgium). He chairs the Great Lakes of Africa Centre.  His research focuses on the legacy of mass violence, mobility and the process of knowledge construction. He has undertaken over 40 months of fieldwork in Africa’s Great Lakes region. He was advisor or expert for international NGOs, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The World Bank, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and a postdoctoral fellow at  the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders (FWO) and the Program on Order, Conflict and

Violence (OCV), Yale University.

Human Rights Research Methods and Across Disciplines: Interdisciplinary and Multimethods Research

Siri Gloppen, University of Bergen (Norway)

17.10.2019
Getafe, University Carlos III Madrid

Abstract

Traditionally there has been a major cleavage between legal scholars and the social sciences: the former have examined the structure and normative content of law from the perspective of legal theory and jurisprudence. The social silences, on the other hand, to the extent that they have been concerned with the law at all, have largely disregarded the normative content. Focus has been on explaining judicial decision and legal developments based on factors beyond the law (such as who appointed the judges), and on the social and economic consequences of various forms of legal ordering. More recently this has started to change. Increasingly disciplinary barriers are growing more porous. Legal scholars are collaborating with political scientist, anthropologists, psychologists, economists, computer scientists and others, to integrate empirical methods with legal scholarship. This lecture will present some examples of interdisciplinary and multimethod work into human rights from projects based at the CMI-UiB Centre on Law & Social Transformation, focusing on the right to water; land; health; and sexual and reproductive rights.  As well as projects enquiring into the role of courts and law in democratic backlash.

Bio note

Siri Gloppen is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen, Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute for research on global development and justice,  and Director of the CMI-UiB Centre on Law & Social Transformation. She has been research coordinator at PluriCourts (Oslo University Law School); visiting researcher at Harvard University and affiliated researcher at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi. Gloppen’s main focus is theory building and empirical research into the social function of law and courts. This includes the dynamics and effects of lawfare processes: the use of law as a political strategy where social contestation is played out by mobilizing rights and law in different spaces. This ranges from litigation in domestic and international courts and tribunals to legislation, constitution-making and ‘rights talk’, and is engaged by actors within government and political parties as well as civil society actors.

Otros eventos

Tierra Libre

Cineforo

Terra Libre, guardians of the Earth´s struggles.

Dirigido por Gert Peter Bruch (Planète Amazone)

05.12.2019

This thursday the National Museum of Anthropology, together with the NGO Normandie Chair for Peace and the UC3M RIVERS research project, is hosting the screening of the documentary Terra Libre, by Planète Amazone. We will be accompanied by various indigenous leaders (Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz, Otomí-Toltec, Mexico), Ninawa huni kui (Huni Kui – Acre, Brazil), and its author (Gert-Peter Bruch). It is an opportunity to get to know first hand the struggle of indigenous peoples to defend their rights, and with them nature.
These weeks in MADRID, the UN Climate Summit, COP25, is being held, which seeks to lay the foundations for a new phase of climate action. But will these actions be effective without recognizing the rights of nature, the crimes of ecocide and the rights of indigenous peoples to their territory? In the screening on Thursday, December 5, we will see and discuss how the indigenous Guardians of the Earth propose a profound paradigm shift towards a biocentric human model that could enable effective protection of ecosystems, climate and, consequently, the present and future of humanity. Taking advantage of his visit to COP25, we will have the presence of the director of the film and indigenous leaders who have participated in the filming, who will share their experiences first hand.

RIVERS in UN Human Rights Council: Rivers Fieldwork

17-19 September 2019
Geneva

Lieselotte Viaene, coordinator of RIVERS,  and Paulo Ilich Bacca, post-doctoral researcher in the project participated at the 42 session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. They also attended side events on indigenous justice and human rights, the first year of the transitional justice system in Colombia, and the annual panel discussion on rights of indigenous peoples in Ecuador. Lieselotte and Paulo met with Victoria Tauli-Corpus, member of RIVERS Scientific Advisory Board and current UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

In this context, Tauli-Corpuz presented her report on issues related to access to justice for indigenous peoples, exploring the contentious relationship between ordinary and indigenous justice systems and analysing the opportunities and challenges of legal pluralism. Subsequently, an interactive dialogue among the Rapporteur, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the UN member states was developed. Read the Report to Human Rights Council, Indigenous Peoples and Justice (2019) here