International Congress: Presumption of innocence, freedom, and abolitionism

Date: 30 of october of 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 6:40 pm

Place: D-604 (Auditorio)

It will be a cultural and academic space seeking to provide elements for reflection on the construction of a criminal policy respectful of the principle of innocence and human rights.

The Externado Criminal Policy Research Center, with the support of the United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders  (ILANUD), invites the academic community to the “International Congress: Presumption of innocence, freedom, and abolitionism,” to be held  October 30, 2018.

Scheduled academic activities include conferences and various discussions offered by national and international Criminal Policy Researchers Network professors from different national and foreign universities.

The event also includes cultural activities, such as:


  • My things, inmates’ reflections
  • Dialogue impossibilities and impositions: freedom and abolitionism through discussion of stories at the “La Modelo” prison.
  • Photographic exhibit: Literary gathering – Human Rights and Education for Peace – “La Modelo” prison.

Book Launching

  •  “Small Words for Big Questions” by Nils Christie (Translated)
  • “Política criminal y abolicionismo, hacia una justicia restaurativa,” of the Externado Criminal Policy Research Center (Series, No 9).
  •  “Anotaciones a la libertad III.

Non-Externado individuals wishing to attend the event may register by sending an email to