FEBRUARY 23, 2015 - The Situation of Human Rights in Venezuela

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre presents:
“The Situation of Human Rights in Venezuela”

Monday, 23 February 2015 – 1pm to 2:30pm
Where: Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis-Pasteur, room 570 (5th floor)

Presentation in Spanish with English translation.
All are welcome.
RSVP hrrec@uottawa.ca 


The Centro para la Paz y los Derechos Humanos “Padre Luis María Olaso” de la Universidad Central de Venezuela and the Embassy of Canada in Venezuela have the pleasure to announce that the winner of the 6th annual Human Rights Award is Marino Alvarado Betancourt. The Award was established in 2009 to recognise individuals, NGOs and public or private institutions in Venezuela that have made extraordinary Contributions to the promotion, spread or defense of human rights.

Mr. Alvarado was awarded the prize for his work as coordinator of PROVEA, a role in which he has greatly contributed to the advancement of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights in Venezuela. The Award was formally presented to Mr. Alvarado during January 2015, in a ceremony at the Official Residence of the Embassy of Canada, in Caracas. The award consists of a visit to Canada, where Mr. Alvarado will meet with officials, academics and NGOs. In this context, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre is delighted to host Mr. Alvarado for a presentation in the University of Ottawa campus.

For more information on this award, please check the Government of Canada website.

To view the content of the presentation, please see the Powerpoint (English only)


Mr. Alvarado graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1995 as a lawyer, and obtained a Specialty Diploma in International Economic Rights from the same institution in 2012. He began his professional career in 1995 with Provea, as a human rights investigator. Between 2008-2014, he has served as General Coordinator of Provea. In addition, since 1995, Marina Alvarado has been active in a number of national and international human rights tribunals.

Partner organization:

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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