VISIT TO THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC
the invitation of the Argentine Republic, a delegation from the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will pay a working visit
to Argentina from July 29 to August 6, 2002.
The IACHR delegation will consist of Professor Robert K. Goldman,
member of the Commission and Rapporteur for Argentina; Dr. Santiago A.
Canton, Executive Secretary of the Commission; and Dr. Elizabeth
Abi-Mershed, attorney for the Commission.
purpose of the visit is to consider various petitions and cases being
processed by the IACHR. The
delegation will also gather information on the human rights situation in
general, and in particular on such topics as the role of the public
security forces, the administration of justice, and the status of
economic, social, and cultural rights.
its stay, the IACHR delegation will meet with government officials,
representatives of diverse sectors of civil society in Buenos Aires, and
relevant officials and petitioners in cases being processed before the
IACHR in Neuquén, Río Negro, and Salta.
The delegation will conclude its visit on August 6, 2002, with a
press conference in the Hotel de las Américas (Libertad 1020, Buenos
Aires) at 3:00 p.m.
the 116th regular session of the Commission, which will take place in
Washington from October 7 to 25 of this year, Professor Goldman will
report to the Commission on the outcome of the visit.
Commission is a principal organ of the OAS, charged with promoting,
protecting, and defending human rights in the Americas. The Commission
derives its authority principally from the OAS Charter and the American
Convention on Human Rights, both of which were ratified by the Argentine
Republic. The Commission is made up of seven commissioners, who are
elected in their personal capacity by the OAS General Assembly, and do not
represent their countries of origin or residence.
Commission wishes to express its appreciation for the cooperation and the
facilities extended by the Government of Argentina, nongovernmental
organizations, and other institutions of civil society in the planning and
execution of this visit.
Washington, D.C., July 26, 2002