Human Rights in Uruguay in the 21st Century

The American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law and the Embassy of Uruguay hosted a panel discussion titled Human Rights in Uruguay in the 21st Century on April 18th 2013 from 4 to 6.30 pm. The panel represented a unique opportunity to review some of the important human rights developments occurring in Uruguay and the Latin American context, to exchange views on policies and promotion of human rights in Uruguay and Latin American, and to introduce the role that both the National Institute on Human Rights and the National Division on Human Rights within the Ministry of Education and Culture play in promoting human rights in Uruguay.

Opening Remarks: Dean Claudio Grossman, Prof. Joe Eldridge, Ambassador of Uruguay to the OAS, Milton Romani & Ambassador of Uruguay to the US, Carlos Pita.

Panelists included:

  • Mr. Juan Raul Ferreira, Director of the National Human Rights Institute – Ombudsman of Uruguay
  • Mr. Javier Miranda, Director of the National Division on Human Rights of Uruguay
  • Prof. Juan E. Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and WCL Visiting Professor;
  • Ambassador Michael Kozak, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

The panel was moderated by WCL Professor Robert K. Goldman, who has expertise in international and human rights lawissues in Latin America and who has worked extensively in countries throughout the region, including Uruguay.

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