[act-ma] 12/04 Venezuelan Judge lectures on Indigenous Jurisdiction & Alternative Conflict Resolution at UMass

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Tue Nov 26 23:33:15 PST 2013

Indigenous Jurisdiction, Customary Laws, & Alternative Conflict Resolution

Event Date: December 04, 2013 - 4 p.m.

Event Type: Open to public | Location: Healey Library, 4-031 UMass Boston


On December 4, from 4-5:30 pm, Ricardo Colmenares Olivar, retired
Superior Court of Appeals chief judge and professor of law at Zulia
University (Venezuela), will present a lecture on Indigenous customary
law, Indigenous jurisdiction, and alternative conflict resolution as
part of the new Latin American constitutionalism, focusing on the
Venezuelan case, and how this legal framework is being applied to
address conflicts of jurisdiction between Indigenous and
non-Indigenous authorities. Nicole Friederichs,
practitioner-in-residence, Indian Law and Indigenous Peoples Clinic,
Suffolk University Law School, will discuss similar cases relative to
tribal nations in the United States.

Sponsors for this event include:

Consulate General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Boston
Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Program, UMass Boston
Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global
Governance, UMass Boston
Faculty of Political and Legal Sciences of Zulia University
Institute for New England Native American Studies, UMass Boston

A reception will follow. For more information, please contact
Professor Josh Reid, Director of the NAIS Program.

Anyone requiring disability-related accommodations, including dietary
accommodations, should visit www.ada.umb.edu.

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