The Reform Debate and the Inter-American Human Rights System: An Appraisal of the Recent Reforms and an Assessment of the Need for More Measures

Thursday, June 14, 2012
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Room 603

 

 

In 2009, both the Commission and the Court adopted new procedural Rules to improve the functioning of the Inter-American Human Rights System and address concerns raised by users of the Inter-American mechanisms. Most recently, States have generated a new wave of proposed reforms that have been debated at the Organization of American States (OAS). As a result of those debates, States have adopted a series of recommendations—to be presented at the next meeting of the General Assembly—to further reform the procedures of the organs of the System. This panel will appraise the success or failure of past reforms and assess the need for further measures to reform the mechanisms of the Inter-American Human Rights System in the near future.  

Santiago Cantón, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the OAS

Joel Hernandez, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States

Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law

Pablo Saavedra, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Court on Human Rights

Katya Salazar, Executive Director, Due Process of Law Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Moderator: Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law

Presented by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law