Past Event

Venezuela 2021: an Update on a Complex Humanitarian Crisis

October 21, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Online Event

Venezuela 2021: An Update on a Complex Humanitarian Crisis

Beginning in  2014, Venezuela suffered the deepest economic depression and largest forced displacement in the history of the Western Hemisphere as six million of its citizens fled to other Latin American countries and beyond.  In this presentation, Mario D’Andrea, a Venezuelan attorney, currently an advocate at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, will discuss the social, political, and humanitarian repercussions of these processes in the context of the recent, and  chaotic, dollarization of the country's economy.

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Mario D'Andrea is part of the 2021 Human Rights Advocates Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. He is Venezuelan attorney working with NGOs including Defiende Venezuela, Civilis Derechos Humanos and Compromiso Compartido with experience in advocacy and international litigation before the Inter-American and Universal Human Rights Systems drafting individual petitions, precautionary measures, and communications around the human rights treaty bodies and special procedures. Since he started working on human rights litigation in Venezuela, he has drafted cases helping approximately 80 human rights victims, and he was part of private hearings to release a victim with a precautionary measure from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Mario’s activities involve also building the capacity of civil society organizations, especially those focusing on low-income communities, and coordinating projects. Mario holds the Bachelor of Law from Universidad Catolica Andrés Bello.

In Spanish with simultaneous English translation

Discussion Moderated by Astrid Liden and Professor Jose Moya, Greater Caribbean Program at ILAS

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