Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman Discusses the ongoing Crisis in Chile

Nov. 26, 2019

Professor Claudio Grossman

On Tuesday, Nov. 26, Dean Emeritus and Professor Claudio Grossman—R. Geraldson Scholar for International Humanitarian Law, member of the UN International Law Commission, and associate member of the Institut de Droit International —presented “Crisis in Chile: Challenges and Perspectives.”

Professor Macarena Sáez, director of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, introduced Grossman, who analyzed the current Chilean crisis in the framework of the current social upheavals in different continents. In his presentation, he covered topics including the need to identify proper indicators - political and economic - to be able to foresee eventual societal crises.

Additionally, the lecture discussed the roots and dimension of violence, its differences with peaceful protests, the role of human rights and democracy, and the value of the recent political agreement achieved by a broad range of political parties in Chile.

The event was hosted by AUWCL’s International and Comparative Legal Studies program and the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.