PRESS RELEASE
 

N° 60/07


IACHR EXECUTIVE SECRETARY SPEAKS AT THE

NORMAN MANLEY LAW SCHOOL IN KINGSTON

 

Washington, D.C., December 17, 2007 – For the occasion of Human Rights Day, the Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Santiago A. Canton, gave a presentation at the Norman Manley Law School in Kingston, Jamaica. In his presentation, he referred to the rich cultural values and legal system of the Caribbean countries and how the Inter-American system for the protection of human rights could benefit from those. He also stressed the importance of having an Inter-American system with all Member States of the OAS ratifying the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights and other international human rights legal instruments.

 

The IACHR Executive Secretary was the keynote speaker at the seminar, which was organized by the Normal Manley Law School Human Rights Committee in association with the Independent Jamaican Council for Human Rights. The event took place on December 15 as a commemoration of International Human Rights Day, which is observed on the anniversary of the approval of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, December 10.

 

During his visit, the Executive Secretary discussed with the faculty the signing of a Memo of Understanding between the Inter-American Commission and the Norman Manley Law School that would aim to strengthen the cooperation between these institutions.

 

 

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