MPA Alum Publishing Project in Guatemala

Alicia LeDuc, an MPA/MES grad from 2011 will be participating in an upcoming national delegation to Guatemala to interview survivors and attorneys from the precedent-setting Sepu Zarco Trial (2016). The case is historic as the first time sexual slavery was prosecuted as a war crime in a national court anywhere in the world and was the first case of gender violence from Guatemala’s conflict era (1980s).The verdict is a human rights victory world-wide. Alicia was selected for this delegation to write a law review article which will be published in the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution to disseminate the case’s litigation strategies with attorneys in the United State. She is writing the paper as her 3rd year writing requirement for law school. This important work covers a historic case of gender justice, and she will be the first legal scholar to publish on the topic. Here is a short video (5 min) about the project.