12/5 EVENT | The Autonomy of Prosecutors in the Americas

12/5 EVENT | The Autonomy of Prosecutors in the Americas

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the Foundation for Justice and Rule of Law (Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho), the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), and the #FiscalíaQueSirva Collective invite you to the following event: 

Reflections, Challenges and the Role of the Inter-American Human Rights System

Featuring:

Jan-Michael Simon
Specialist in international criminal law, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Marco Fandiño
Project Director, Justice Studies Center for the Americas (JSCA)
Alfredo Lecona
Mexican human rights defender and member of the #FiscalíaQueSirva Collective
Helen Mack
Director, Myrna Mack Foundation, Guatemala

With opening remarks by:

Ursula Indacochea
Senior Program Officer, Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF)
Maureen Meyer
Director for Mexico and Migrant Rights, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

Moderated by:

José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez
Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

Event details:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Organization of American States Building 
1889 F Street NW, Washington DC
Room 804

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On December 4 and 5, the IACHR and the Inter-American Court will host the first ever Inter-American Human Rights System Forum. The forum will allow member states, academics, and civil society organizations to come together to discuss the future of human rights in the Americas, and the effectiveness of the Inter-American Human Rights System in addressing key human rights issues in the region.

Please join us on December 5 for a conversation about the role of the Inter-American Human Rights System in strengthening the autonomy of national prosecutor’s offices in the region, and the importance of autonomous prosecutor’s offices in combatting corruption and impunity.

The deadline to register for the event is TONIGHT, November 27, at 11:59 p.m. Click here to learn more and to confirm your attendance.

Please note that this event will be held in Spanish.

Source: https://www.wola.org/2017/11/125-event-autonomy-prosecutors-americas-reflections-challenges-role-inter-american-human-rights-system/