Francesca Lessa on removal of Judge Mariana Mota
Francesca Lessa has been interviewed by TV channel, Canal 10, about the Uruguayan Supreme Court's decision to remove judge Mariana Mota from investigations into crimes perpetrated by the former dictatorship. The decision to remove Mariana Mota has drawn widespread international criticism, and represents a severe blow to all those fighting impunity for the dictatorship's crimes.
Francesca is a postdoctoral researcher at the LAC, and currently she is working with Professor Leigh Payne on a new AHRC-NSF funded project, 'Alternative Accountabilities for Past Human Rights'. Her most recent publication is Amnesty in the Age of Human Rights Accountability: Comparative and International Perspectives. Cambridge University Press: New York, 2012 (co-editor).