Strengthening the Inter-American

Defend the IAS Now

The Inter-American System for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights has reached a critical point. For over a year, various Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) have sought to weaken the Inter-American System, in particular the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), through a process of reforms which will be finalized this Friday March 22, 2013 in an Extraordinary General Assembly meeting of the OAS.

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Wed, 03/20/2013

The Inter-American System for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights has reached a critical point. For over a year, various Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) have sought to weaken the Inter-American System, in particular the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), through a process of reforms which will be finalized this Friday March 22, 2013 in an Extraordinary General Assembly meeting of the OAS.

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CEJIL participates in hearings at the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights

Topics include Statelessness, Guantanamo, Social Protest, Situation of Human Rights of Justice Operators and women

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.  caseabout 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.

Schedule of hearings for CEJIL and counterparts


Wed, 03/20/2013

 

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

Contact in Washington

Milli Legrain

mlegrain@cejil.org

Nobel Prize winners firmly support the Inter-American System of Human Rights

Public Letter on the International Women's Day

In celebrating International Women’s Day, Mairead Maguire (1976), Rigoberta Menchú (1992), Jody Williams (1997), Shírin Ebadi (2003), Leymah Gbowee (2011), and Tawakkol Karman (2011), women who have received the Nobel Peace Prize, showed their recognition and firm support of the Inter-American System of Human Rights (IAS) and via a public letter, assured that the IAS has been a key piece in “the protection of the rights of women and women human rights defenders.”

Read the complete letter here.

More information on how to Defend the IAS here

Fri, 03/08/2013

 

Rigoberta Menchú CC Edgar Zuñiga Jr.

 

In celebrating International Women’s Day, Mairead Maguire (1976), Rigoberta Menchú (1992), Jody Williams (1997), Shírin Ebadi (2003), Leymah Gbowee (2011), and Tawakkol Karman (2011), women who have received the Nobel Peace Prize, showed their recognition and firm support of the Inter-American System of Human Rights (IAS) and via a public letter, assured that the IAS has been a key piece in “the protection of the rights of women and women human rights defenders.”

 

Read the complete letter here.

 

 

Contact in San Jose
Sergio Pacheco S.
spacheco@cejil.org
+ 506 2280 7473 (fijo)

 

Contact in Washington
Milli Legrain
Coordinadora en Comunicación
mlegrain@cejil.org

 

 

Foto CC Edgar Zuñiga Jr.

 

Extraordinary General Assembly of the OAS

Fri, 03/22/2013 (All day)
Washington DC
Washington DC

Position Paper No. 6 - Proposals to Improve the Inter-American System of Human Rights: CEJIL's response to the proposal of the OAS Permanent Council

Through this document, presented before the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States, CEJIL makes public its observations and proposals, produced within the framework of the process of reflection on the Inter-American System of Human Rights, with the sole objective of genuinely strengthening the system and thereby contributing to the effective protection and promotion of human rights in the Americas.


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Position Paper No. 7 - Proposals to Improve the Inter-American System of Human Rights: Comparative Analysis of the Practice of Precautionary Measures

This document, presented during the Special Meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States, contains an exhaustive analysis of the practices of issuing precautionary measures of different human rights bodies. This report was produced through a colaboration between CEJIL and the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.


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OAS General Assembly

Tue, 06/04/2013 (All day) - Thu, 06/06/2013 (All day)
Antigua
Guatemala

Ordinary Session- Permanent Council OAS

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:00
Libertador Simón Bolívar Room. OEA headquarters.
Washington

International Human Rights Day 2012

On December 10 we celebrate Human Rights Day.

Check out this video on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or read the complete Declaration here.

Read this op-ed by President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) calling on the Western Hemisphere to take a lead in human rights.

Read these words by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay

 

Tue, 12/11/2012

 

On December 10 we celebrate Human Rights Day.

Check out this video on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or read the complete Declaration here.

Read this op-ed by President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) calling on the Western Hemisphere to take a lead in human rights.

Read these words by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay

IACHR visit to Colombia

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will carry out an in loco visit to Colombia from December 3 - 7 2012, following an invitation by the Colombian government.

This will be the first IACHR in loco visit to Colombia since 2004.


IACHR press release here.

 

Fri, 11/30/2012

 

 

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will carry out an in loco visit to Colombia between the December 3 and 7, 2012, following an invitation by the Colombian government.

 

This will be the first IACHR in loco visit to Colombia since 2004.


IACHR press release here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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