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Annual Meetings on Human Rights

The Annual Meetings on Human Rights are yearly meetings devoted to the discussion of core issues concerning the development, sustainability and effectiveness of the Inter-American Human Rights System. This event allows policy makers, scholars, representatives of states and NGOs to convene in an academic environment and to openly debate current practices of the Inter-American Human Rights System.

Through a series of open panels, experts discuss issues related to the protection of vulnerable groups and access to justice in the context of the Inter-American Human Rights System. During these panels, expert address the current status of the case law, the political and judicial role of the supervisory bodies and the national implementation of standards and decisions of the Inter-American Human Rights System.

For more information please contact the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law by mail at hracademy@wcl.american.edu or by phone at 202-274-4295.

 

2008 -Third Annual Meeting on Human Rights: May 30 - June 3, 2008

 

The Third Annual Meeting was held in conjuntion with Human Rights Month in order to give the public greater access to this important event. The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to address common concerns and share innovative ideas for the future of the Interamerican Human Rights System. The meeting featured discussions that focused on the effectiveness and feasibility of both current and proposed reforms as well as recent jurisprudence. Our panelists include former presidents of the Commission and the Court, as well as representatives from states, civil society organizations and academia.

Friday, May 30, 2008 -

Current Status of the Inter-American Human Rights System: a Reflection on the "Reform Process"

Monday, June 2, 2008 -

The Procedures of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: a Debate on its Practices and Regulations

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 -

Recent Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Weighing the Impact and Scope of its Decisions

 

2007- Second Annual Meeting on Human Rights: March 7-10, 2007

 

The Second Annual Meeting was organized by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law (WCL) in collaboration with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Department for the Promotion of Good Governance of the Organization of American States (OAS), as well as the Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Justicia y Sociedad (DeJusticia), Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS), Instituto de Defensa Legal (IDL) and Universidad Iberoamericana-Human Rights Program (UIA-PDH).

Thursday, March 8th, 2007 -

Access to Justice and the Rule of Law

Access to Justice: Best Practices and Challenges

Friday, March 9th, 2007 -

The protection of vulnerable groups in the Inter-American Human Rights System

Overview of the current status of the Inter-American Human Rights System’s case law

Political and judicial role of the Inter-American Human Rights System’s bodies: Challenges ahead

Current challenges in the national implementation of Inter-American Human Rights System’s standards and decisions

 

2005- First Annual Meeting on Human Rights: May 26-28, 2005

The Washington Colloquium on the Inter-American Human Rights System has been designated a “Centennial Regional Meeting” of the American Society of International Law. 

Thursday, May 26, 2005 -

The Inter-American Human Rights System: an open discussion on the problems affecting its functioning

Alternatives to improve the impact of the Inter-American System: Proposals on specific reforms

Friday, May 27, 2005-

Proposals on Reforms to Ensure Better Access to the Individual Petition System

The Scope of the Jurisprudence of the Commission and the Court and the Importance of Consistency to Ensure Domestic Compliance and Implementation

 

 

 
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