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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Roundtable on Guatemala with Paul Seils of CALDH
> > The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) and the Guatemala Working
> > Group of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)
> > Invite you to a roundtable discussion with
> > Mr. Paul Seils
> > Legal Director and Coordinator of the Justice and Reconciliation
> > Department
> > at the Centre for Legal Action and Human Rights (CALDH)
> > in Guatemala.
> > Monday, March 12, 2001
> > 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
> > FOCAL Boardroom
> > 1 Nicholas Street, suite 732, Ottawa
> > Paul Seils is an international lawyer and Legal Director of CALDH for the
> > past four years. His department has investigated cases of genocide, crimes
> > against humanity and war crimes in over 60 indigenous communities in
> > Guatemala. Twenty-three communities have now decided to press charges
> > against the high commands of the regimes led by former Generals Lucas
> > García
> > and Ríos Montt from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Seils' visit is intended to raise
> > awareness within the international community of the efforts undertaken by
> > these communities, as well as of the serious security concerns involved in
> > such legal cases. Beyond providing details of his organization's work, Mr.
> > Seils intends to discuss the current political climate in Guatemala.
> > Please contact James Buchanan, Policy Analyst at FOCAL, if you are
> > interested in attending the roundtable at: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > <mailto:email@example.com>; tel: (613) 562-0005 x 223; or fax: (613)
> > 562-2525
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