IACHR RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY VISITS THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Commission member Florentín Meléndez, will visit the Dominican Republic from August 8 to 12, 2006.
The purpose of the visit, at the invitation of the Government of the Dominican Republic, will be to assess the situation of persons deprived of liberty in the country’s various jails, to meet with Dominican Government officials and civil society organizations working in this field, and to promote the inter-American human rights system.
The IACHR thanks the Government of the Dominican Republic and the civil society organizations for their cooperation and assistance in preparing for this visit.
Washington, D.C., August 8, 2006