Retired Chilean Judge Juan Guzmán to be 2015 Bellwood Speaker
April 6 - 8, 2015
About Judge Juan Guzmán
Judge Guzmán was the first to prosecute former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on human rights violations committed during his presidency. Judge Guzmán received the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights award in 2005 for his work. This award is given out by the Washington D.C. based Institute for Policy Studies to commemorate Orlando Letelier and Ronni Miller who were killed in 1976 by agents of the Chilean secret service. A documentary entitled “The Judge and the General” released in 2008 tells the story of Judge Guzmán’s attempts to bring Pinochet to justice.
Judge Guzmán will be in Boise on April 6 and in Moscow on April 7 and 8, 2015.
About the Sherman J. Bellwood Lectures
The Sherman J. Bellwood Lectures bring prominent and highly regarded local, regional and national leaders to the state of Idaho and the University of Idaho campus. Students have the opportunity to discuss, examine and debate a wide-range of subjects related to the justice system.
Throughout his distinguished career, Judge Sherman J. Bellwood was committed to the legal profession and to legal education. In one of his last and most generous contributions to legal education, Judge Bellwood endowed the Sherman J. Bellwood Lectures at the College of Law. According to the terms of his will, Judge Bellwood's purpose in establishing this endowment was "to enable the College of Law to invite and present persons learned in the law to lecture on legal subjects from time to time." This endowment is the largest endowed lectureship at the University of Idaho.
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