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Centre for Mexico-Southampton Collaboration

Ayotzinapa: Human Rights and Violence in Mexico

Seminar in response to the disappearance of the 43 student teachers from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and to mark Human Rights Day

3pm - 10 December 2014
Room 1007, Building 67, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton


Ayotzinapa Seminar
Ayotzinapa Seminar

This seminar took place on 10th of December 2014 , with over 70 participants including members of staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, Mexicans living in Southampton, and local representatives human rights organisations, such as Amnesty International.

Since 26 September 2014, 43 students from the rural teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, have gone missing after being taken into police custody. Rather than searching for them, the government has pronounced them dead, and multiple mass graves have since been discovered.

Demonstrators throughout Mexico continue to ask the government to return the students alive. This is in a context where over 26,000 people have disappeared and over 60,000 people killed since 2006. In this seminar, the current situation and the context of human rights and violence in Mexico will be discussed.


María De Vecchi Gerli (Institute of the Americas, UCL)

Ella McPherson (ESRC Future Research Leader Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate of the Centre for Governance and Human Rights, University of Cambridge)

Further details

Please contact: Hettie Malcomson

Southampton Latin American Studies Seminar Series




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