Séminaire Actualité du droit internationale : disparition forcée (UQAM). Montréal, 11/2017

Le 22 novembre 2017, avec Adriana Pozos, j’ai eu le plaisir de participer au séminaire Actualité du droit internationale : disparition forcée,  organisé par le Professeur Bernard Duhaime, au sein du Master en Sciences Politique et Droit à l’Université de Quebec à Montreal. Département de Sciences Juridiques.

Nous avons presenté le travail : « Le rôle de l’espace dans les rhétoriques des disparitions : le cas des 43 étudiants disparus au Mexique ».

CONFERENCE “Problem-oriented Policing and the Rule of Law in Latin America: Overview and Reflections”


Really glad to be part of this conference organized by the Université de Montreal. I will be presenting the paper entitled: Building the “Pacification”: Strategic Villages to Deal with Rebel Territories in Latin America

Here I attached the conference description and the program:


For the past twenty years, problem-oriented policing reforms have been designed and implemented in Latin America to reduce continually growing crime and violence rates. These measures aim to tackle the problem of insecurity by preventing (instead of repressing) and by addressing the underlying causes of criminality (rather than solving one crime at a time). Thus, this approach seems to fall within the principles of the rule of law, particularly because the respect of human rights and the involvement of the community are at their core.

This 2-day event proposes to discuss and assess the impact of two decades of this public security enforcement model shift, specifically in relation to the rule of law in Latin America.

November 8th at 4pm:

Keynote address – Graham Denyer Willis

November 9th from 10am to 7pm:

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Panel 1 – Public security policies, governance and the rule of law in Latin America

Chair: Manuel Balán, McGill University

Discussant: Tina Hilgers, Concordia University

Graham Denyer Willis, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

Title: Law as Axiom

Mary Fran T. Malone, University of New Hampshire, College of Liberal Arts, Durham

Title: Learning to Protect and Serve in Latin America: Building Relationships between Police and the Communities They Serve

Michelle Bonner, University of Victoria, Victoria

Title : What Democratic Policing is and is not?

Michel Fournier, McGill University, Montréal

Title: Police Reform & Antihaitianismo in the Dominican Republic

  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm Panel 2 – Problem-oriented policing reforms as a response to violence and “insecurity” ( I )

Chair: Cynthia Milton, Université de Montréal

Discussant: Massimiliano Mulone, Université de Montréal

Mark Ungar, CUNY, New York

Title: The Fight for Problem-Oriented Policing: The Political and Institutional Challenge of durable reform

Yanilda Maria Gonzalez, University of Chicago, Chicago

Title: Compromise or Cooptation? How Problem-oriented Policing May Thwart Structural Police Reform

Annabelle Dias Felix, Université de Montréal, Montréal

Title: Opening the “Black Box” of Problem-oriented Policing Programs

  • 3:30 – 5:30pm Panel 3 – Problem-oriented policing reforms as a response to violence and “insecurity” ( II )

Chair: Françoise Montambeault, Université de Montréal

Discussant: Julian Durazo-Hermann, UQÀM

Arturo Alvarado, ColMex, Mexico City


Jean Daudelin, Carleton University, Ottawa

Title: Policing and the Limits of Criminal Governance. Selective Law Enforcement and Drug Violence in Recife, Brazil

Pamela Colombo, EHESS – IRIS, Paris

Title: Building the “Pacification”: Strategic Villages to Deal with Rebel Territories in Latin America

  • 5:45pm Cocktail