The interoceanic canal in Nicaragua & communities' struggles for rights

  • Date and time: Wednesday 20 October 2021, 2pm
  • Location: In-person only
    ARC/014, Alcuin Research Resource Centre, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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For 8 years, Nicaragua has seen the emergence of a potent peasants' movement along with environmentalists and scientists in the front line against the canal. As the lead lawyer in the case, the human rights organisation Popol Na has opened an appeal to the project in the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.

In her talk Mónica López will share the experience of engaging social movements for the protection of their rights and environmental rights, while simultaneously facing a dictatorial regime.

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About the speaker

Mónica López

Mónica López Baltodano is a Nicaraguan human rights and environmental lawyer and the director of the human rights NGO Popol Na. She has been involved in human rights and environmental rights struggles in Nicaragua for over a decade, particularly focusing on the impact of megaprojects.