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Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program
Noah Massillon was an intern with the Peter D. Bell Dialogue’s Rule of Law Program for the Summer 2021 term. He is a senior pursuing a B.A. in Politics at Pomona College. He is interested in prison reform, policing, restorative justice, and the application of international human rights in Western judicial practice and is considering a law degree in the future. Prior to interning at the Dialogue, he interned under the political officer for Human Rights, Labor, and Multilateral Affairs at the US Embassy in El Salvador where he discovered his interest in rule of law. Massillon was born in Queens, New York.
As Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega continues a relentless and unprecedented wave of repression against political opponents, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Nicaragua’s Wave of Repression: What Next?” on July 9 to discuss the political and economic impact of the Ortega regime, solutions to the ongoing crisis, and its potential impact on the region.
During this event on May 18, 2021, the panel discussed the details of the Oversight Board’s unique model, the application of international human rights law to private entities, and the unanswered questions surrounding the Board’s influence on content moderation jurisprudence and legislation in Latin America.