A look at the recent political work of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Wednesday June 13, 2012
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Room 603

 

 

Throughout its existence, the Inter-American Commission has successfully promoted and protected human rights in the western hemisphere.  Specifically, one of its most effective promotion and protection tools has been the adoption of country reports assessing the general situation of human rights in certain countries and of thematic reports analyzing the status of protection of specific human rights or of groups exposed to greater vulnerability. In particular, the thematic reports have been essential in articulating the scope of human rights protection consecrated by the American Convention on Human Rights and other Inter-American treaties. The panel will discuss a selection of thematic reports developed by the Commission in the last year and assess the impact that these reports have had in the political work of the Commission as it monitors the general situation of human rights in the western hemisphere.

Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Deputy Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS

Fanny Gómez-Lugo

Andrés Pizzaro Sotomayor

Moderator: Claudia Martin, 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

 

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Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu


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