Please join us for a brown bag conversation featuring Yanira Cortez, the Deputy Attorney for the Human Rights Ombudsman Office in El Salvador, to discuss mining issues in the country, state mining companies in Latin America, investor lawsuits, regional perspectives on trade, and civil society organizing around these issues.
We hope that this will be an opportunity for a roundtable discussion with participants.
- Yanira Cortez, Deputy Attorney, El Salvador Human Rights Ombudsman Office
- Cecilia Calvo, Environmental Justice Program Coordinator, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- Abel Núñez, Executive Director, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
- John Cavanagh, Director, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
- Sofia Vergara, Advocacy Advisor, Oxfam America
About Yanira Cortez: Yanira Cortez-Estévez has served as Deputy Attorney for the Human Rights Ombudsman Office in El Salvador since 2004. She focuses on the environment, especially mining and water resources, and human rights.
Mrs. Cortez is a lawyer and has a master’s degree in Human Rights and Education for Peace as well as a doctorate in Law, Political Science, and Criminology specializing in Criminal Law. Her work experience includes a focus in law and teaching at various universities and institutes.
To confirm your participation in this event please RSVP to Noémie Hailu firstname.lastname@example.org – by Friday February 28. Light refreshments will be provided.