PRESS RELEASE

 

IACHR STARTS ITS 127th REGULAR PERIOD OF SESSIONS

 

Nº 6/07

 

Washington, February 21st, 2007 – On February 26th, 2007, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) starts its 127th regular period of sessions, during which it will analyze petitions, cases and precautionary measures, as well as thematic and general reports on human rights. The period of sessions, which includes hearings and working meetings, will continue until March 9th.

 

The following is the calendar of hearings, which will take place in the TL level of the OAS General Secretariat building, 1889 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.

 

 

THURSDAY -  MARCH 1st, 2007

9:00 - 10:00

Human rights and global warming

Center for International and Environmental Law / Earthjustice / Sheila Watt-Cloutier

9:00 – 10:00

Situation of human rights in Haiti

AGREDAH

10:15 – 11:15

Human rights violations and responsibility of international financial institutions

 

Indian Law Resource Center

10:15 – 11:15

Situation of women deprived of physical liberty

Pastoral Carcelaria Nacional / Grupo Mulheres Encarceradas / CEJIL

Government of Brazil

11:30 – 12:30

Women’s participation and access to political power in the Americas

Coordinadora de Mujeres de Bolivia / Corporación Humanas / ELA / DEMUS

11:30 – 12:30

Petition 998/05 – Lazinho Brambilla Da Silva, Brazil

Conectas

Government of Brazil

2:00 – 3:00

Public policies on adolescents in conflict with the law in Brazil

Government of Brazil

3:00 - 4:00

Petition 250/04 –Ingarico, Wapichana, Patamona, Macuxi and Taurepang indigenous peoples, Brazil

Conselho Indígena de Roraima / Rainforest Foundation

Government of Brazil

4:00 – 4:45

Situation of human rights in Nicaragua

CENIDH / CODENI / ASONVIHSIDA / Casa Alianza

Fundación Xochiquetzal / CEJIL 

Government of Nicaragua

4:15 – 5:15

Right to freedom of expression in the Americas

Federación Internacional de Periodistas / Federación de Periodistas de América Latina y el Caribe / Comisión Colombiana de Juristas

5:00 – 5:45

Situation of human rights in Cuba

(Hearing closed to the public and the press)

Petitioner

 

 


FRIDAY – MARCH 2, 2007

9:00 – 10:00

Petition 1207/05 – John Melvin Alexander and others, United States

Gay McDougall / Charles Ogletree Jr.

Government of the United States

9:00 – 9:45

Situation of persons affected by the mining and oil industries in Ecuador

 

CEDHU / CDES / DECOIN

Government of Ecuador

10:00 – 11:00

Case 12.592 – Elías Gattas Sahih, Ecuador

 

Xavier Flores Aguirre

Government of Ecuador

10:15 - 11:15

Petition 1490/05 – Jessica Gonzales, United States

 

American Civil Liberties Union

Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School

Government of the United States

11:15 – 12:00

Murders of lawyers in Honduras

Colegio de Abogados de Honduras / Comité para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos en Honduras (CODEH)

11:30 – 12:30

Situation of persons deprived of physical liberty in the Americas

Observatorio Latinoamericano de Prisiones / Observatorio Venezolano de Prisiones / Centro de Prevención, Tratamiento y Rehabilitación de Víctimas de la Tortura / Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala / comisión Episcopal de Acción Social / Observatorio Chileno sobre el Control Social Punitivo / Grupo de Mujeres Argentinas

12:15 – 1:00

Public security and human rights in Honduras

Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH)

3:00 – 4:00

Public security and human rights

CELS / Conectas / Rede Universitaria de Direitos Humanos / Viva Rio / IDL / FESPAD / WOLA

3:00 - 4:30

Case 12.548 –Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras

Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña (OFRANEH)

Government of Honduras

4:15 – 5:15

Racial discrimination in the Dominican Republic

Servicio Jesuita de Refugiados y Migrantes / CEJIL

Government of Republica Dominicana

4:45 – 5:45

Case 12.493 – Oscar Daniel Medina and José Luis Hernández, Honduras

Casa Alianza / CEJIL

Government of Honduras

 

 

 

TUESDAY– MARCH 6, 2007

 

9:00 – 9:45

Relatives of persons kidnapped for political reasons in Colombia explain their opposition to rescue operations

 

Yolanda Pulecio and others

 

9:00 - 10:00

Rights of children deprived of physical liberty in Argentina

 

Colectivo de Derechos de Infancia y Adolescencia de Argentina

10:00 – 10:45

Situation of afro descendents in Colombia

 

Asociación para la Promoción Social Alternativa

10:15 - 11:15

Follow-up on the compliance with Report 28/92, Argentina, about the incompatibility of impunity laws with the Inter-American Convention

 

CELS

Government of Argentina

11:00 – 11:45

Report of the National Commission of Reparation and Reconciliation of Colombia

 

Government of Colombia

11:30 - 12:30

Torture in Mexico

Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos / Colectivo contra la Tortura y la Impunidad / Universidad Iberoamericana

 

Government of México

12:00 – 1:00

Precautionary measures of Congressman Gustavo Petro, Colombia

 

Comisión Colombiana de Juristas

Government of Colombia

2:30 – 3:30

Case 12.531 – Manuel Cepeda Vargas, Colombia

Corporación Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo”

Government of Colombia

3:00 – 3:45

Murders of women in Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico

Coordinación Nacional de Mujeres por un Milenio Feminista

3:30 – 4:30

Case 11.227 – Unión Patriótica, Colombia

REINICIAR

Government of Colombia

4:00 – 4:45

Right to freedom of expression in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico

Asociación de Periodistas y comunicadores 7 de junio A.C. / Asociación de Periodistas Paseo del Centenario, A.C. / Asociación Sinaloense de Comunicadoras / Asociación de periodistas de Los Mochis, A.C.

4:45 – 5:45

Petition 1470/05 – SINTRAOFAN (Union of State Workers of Antioquia), Colombia

Grupo Interdisciplinario de Derechos Humanos (GIDH)

Government of Colombia

4:45 – 5:30

Human rights situation of persons deprived of physical liberty in Oaxaca, Mexico

 

CEDHAPI / Liga Mexicana de Derechos Humanos

6:00 – 7:00

Case 12.573 – Marino López, Colombia

Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz

Government of Colombia

 

WEDNESDAY – MARCH 7, 2007

9:00 – 9:45

Right to nutrition in Paraguay

FIAN (International Human Rights Organization for the Right to Feed Oneself)

9:00 – 9:45

Domestic violence in Chile

Government of Chile

10:00 – 10:45

Situation of human rights defenders in Venezuela

(Hearing closed to the public and the press)

Acción Ciudadana contra el SIDA / COFAVIC / PROVEA / Vicaría de Derechos Humanos de Caracas / CEJIL

10:00 – 10:45

Situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala

CALDH / SEDEM / Front Line

11:00 – 12:30

Situation of human rights in Venezuela

Government of Venezuela

11:00 – 11:45

Impunity and denial of justice in Guatemala

CALDH

12:00 – 12:45

Extrajudicial executions of stigmatized persons in Guatemala

CALDH / SEDEM / ICCPG

3:00 - 3:45

Public security and illegal security groups (parapoliciales) in Venezuela

(Hearing closed to the public and the press)

COFAVIC / CEJIL

3:00 – 3:45

Follow up on the recommendations of the report of the Commission of Truth and Reconciliation of Peru

Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos / CEJIL

Government of Perú

4:00 - 4:45

Situation of the right to freedom of expression in Venezuela

(Hearing closed to the public and the press)

Espacio Público / Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Católica “Andrés Bello” / CEJIL

4:00 – 4:45

Situation of human rights defenders in Peru

Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos / CEJIL

4:45 – 5:30

Public security policies and human rights in El Salvador

Red para la Infancia y la Adolescencia

Government of El Salvador

5:00 – 5:45

Situation of institutionality, guarantees and defense of human rights in Venezuela

(Hearing closed to the public and the press)

ACCSI / Espacio Público / COFAVIC / Observatorio de Prisiones / PROVEA / Vicaría de Derechos Humanos de Caracas

 

Please direct press questions to Maria-Isabel Rivero, telephone (202) 458-3796, e-mail mrivero@oas.org.

 

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