Human Rights ND Speaker Series


Location: B036 Geddes Hall

Carmen Haydee Lopez

Running Away from Fear: Forced Migration of Hondurans

Carmen Haydee Lopez

LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law

The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights is proud to support this speaker series, presented by HumanRights ND. The HumanRightsND speaker series brings human rights advocates, current master’s students in the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law, together with the wider Notre Dame community for informal presentations on current topics in regional human rights.

Carmen López obtained her law degree from the University of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Her interest in fighting violence and forced migration in Honduras began with the military coup in 2009. Since then, she has been involved in the training and promotion of human rights in NGOs, social movements and international institutions. Between 2011-2015 she was a co-founder of human right’s education initiatives for young women and led the National Assembly of Feminist Women in 2015. López completed a CEDAW for Change international course at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. In 2016, she presented civil society’s alternative report at the CEDAW Committee’s 65th Session in Geneva. Most recently, López has worked as a legal advisor at Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho, accompanying families of Honduran migrants who have been executed or who have disappeared. López is a 2019-2020 Rita Bahr Scholar. 

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