The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in Washington D.C., will hold its 147th period of public sessions Monday March 11th through Saturday 16th. The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), alongside dozens of civil society organizations from the Americas, will participate in twenty hearings-13 thematic hearings, 5 working meetings and 2 case hearings.
One of the week´s highlights will be the hearing of the Mariana Selvas Gómez et al. case about the grave human rights violations committed against women during a police operation in Mexico in 2006. The case of Mexican human rights defender Digna Ochoa will also be discussed.
Most of CEJIL´s hearings will be thematic, presenting a general overview of a particular human rights situation in the region. One of these key hearings will be on the Human Rights Situation of Persons Detained in the Naval Base of Guantanamo.
CEJIL will also be participating in the hearing on Statelessness and Human Rights in the Americas, alongside the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) among other organizations. Other main hearings on the agenda include Human Rights and Social Protest in Peru, Situation of Human Rights of Justice Operators in Guatemala and hearings about the General Human Rights Situation in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, respectively.
In addition, the IACHR has planned a number of working meetings. These meetings are related to the arbitrary detention of Algerian citizen Djamel Ameziane in Guantanamo Bay and his transfer to another country; the Peruvian State’s violation of the rights of the Community of Farm Laborers of Santa Bárbara; and a follow up meeting regarding reparations in another Peruvian case known as the “Comunicado de Prensa Conjunto”. The hearings will be streamed live here. Check out CEJIL´s schedule of hearings.
Complete schedule of IACHR hearings
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