2021 José Siderman Human Rights Lecture

Image - 2021 Jose Siderman Human Rights Lecture - November 17, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.

The Matanza Riachuelo Basin Case: Lessons in Environmental Activism from the Argentine Supreme Court and Civil Society Organizations.

Hosted by Southwestern's Journal of International Law

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Southwestern Law School
12:30 P.M.

Registration Filled, Please Attend On Zoom

On Wednesday, November 17th, at 12:30 p.m., Sabrina Frydman (Matanza Riachuelo Basin Authority) will deliver the 2021 José Siderman Human Rights Lecture on the Matanza Riachuelo Basin Case. 

Image - Sabrina Frydman 2017-2018 Fulbright-José Siderman Human Rights Fellow

Sabrina Frydman
Southwestern’s 2017/18 Fulbright-José Siderman Human Rights Fellow

Sabrina Frydman holds a Law Degree with a specialization in Public International Law from the University of Buenos Aires, and an LLM in Human Rights and Civil Liberties from Southwestern Law School, as a result of being awarded the José Siderman - Fulbright Human Rights Fellowship (2017-2018). She is a human rights activist and educator and currently works as the head of the General Secretariat for the Matanza Riachuelo Basin Authority (ACUMAR).

Image - Fulbright- José Siderman Human Rights Fellowship

Seeking to promote the training of young Argentine lawyers in civil liberties and human rights,  José Siderman's family and the Argentine Fulbright Commission established the José Siderman Human Rights Fellowship at Southwestern Law School. The Fellowship brings an Argentine human rights lawyer to Los Angeles to complete an LL.M. degree in Civil Liberties and Human Rights from Southwestern and includes a summer internship with the American Civil Liberties Union. The Fellowship program complements the association Southwestern has maintained for many years with Argentina through summer programs, research, judicial externships, exchange programs, and pro bono representation of Argentine citizens. 

José Siderman's legacy, fighting the anti-Semitism and terror of the Argentine military government from 1976- 1983, continues through the work of the Siderman Fellows.

Southwestern is grateful to the Siderman family for generously establishing the José Siderman Human Rights Fellowship at Southwestern Law School.

Learn more about the José Siderman Human Rights Fellowship and past Siderman Fellows here. 

Thank you to our Co-Sponsors!

Image - Siderman Human Rights Lecture Sponsor Logos - ACLU Southern California, Consulate General and Trade Centre of the Argentine Republic Los Angeles - United States of America, EarthJustice, Public Counsel

Southwestern's Journal of International Law complements Southwestern's extensive course offerings and faculty expertise in international and comparative law. Participation on the Journal allows students to develop their legal writing and research skills along with their substantive knowledge of topics covered by the Journal. The Journal publishes scholarly notes and articles contributed by students and members of the legal community and sponsors related symposia.