UCL Institute of the Americas


Successful roundtable with Mexican human rights defenders

23 October 2017

Human rights defenders from Mexico visit UCL Americas

From L to R: Adam Lunn (Advocacy Officer, PBI UK); Rosalinda Dionicio (human rights defender, spokeswoman for organisation United Peoples of Valle de Ocotlan); Marcos Leyva (human rights defender, director of NGO EDUCA); Maria de Vecchi (PhD researcher at UCL Americas)

UCL Institute of the Americas was honoured to host an exceedingly well attended roundtable with two human rights defenders from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, Ms Rosalinda Dionicio and Mr Marcos Leyva. This event, co-organised with Peace Brigades International UK (PBI UK), took place on October 18 2017 and was convened by Dr Per Engstrom, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and chaired by PhD researcher Maria de Vecchi, both from UCL Americas. More details here.