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Indigenous Jurisdiction, Customary Laws, & Alternative Conflict Resolution

Yukpas leaving a Venezuelan court after a hearing.
Yukpas leaving a Venezuelan court after a hearing.
Event Date: December 04, 2013 - 3 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Healey Library, 4-031

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:

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.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.