Schedule of Forums on the Strengthening of the Inter-American system of Human Rights
As part of its process of strengthening through the reform of its standards, policies and practices, between August and September 2012 the IACHR is promoting a series of Forums and academic events together with key actors of the Inter-American system of protection of human rights. These events are intended to deepen on the reform agenda and its main themes.
The forums are the occasion to convene experts, representatives of Member States and organizations of civil society, in order to dialgoue on the items on the reform agenda. The Forum of Bogota, installed by the President of the Republic of Colombia, Dr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, was the first of this series and it was held on August 22 and 23, 2012.
The IACHR announces the following forums to discuss the strengthening of the Inter-American system of protection of human rights:
It is possible that other Forums will be organized during October. In this case, they will be announced through this Webpage.
Speakers, hour and location of the forums will be available through this website. The forums will be open to the participation of any interested person. It is possible that the places that celebrate the forums have limited capacity. Forums will also be Webcast.
For further information, you may contact María Isabel Rivero, IACHR Press Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum of Port of Spain "Seminar on Strengthening the Inter American Human Rights System"
Institute of International Relations
University of the West Indies St. Augustine
Trinidad & Tobago
Friday, September 21, 2012
9:00 - 9:30 am Registration of participants
9:30 - 10:00 am Welcome - Dr. Anthony Gonzales, Director, IIR
Greetings - Tracy Robinson, Commissioner, IACHR
Opening remarks - Hon. Anand Ramlogan, SC,
Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago
10:00 - 10:45 am The Inter American Human Rights System and the
Presentation: The IAHRS, Its Relevance and Challenges for the Caribbean
Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Commissioner, IACHR
Question and Answer
Moderator: Dr Michelle Scobie, Lecturer, IIR
10:45 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 12:45 pm Strengthening the Inter American Human Rights System: Implications for the
Presentation: The Reform Process and the Key Issues
Commissioner Dinah Shelton
- The Petition System and Precautionary Measures
- Monitoring and promoting human rights
- Dr Hans Geiser Senior Fellow, IIR
- Dr. Arif Bulkan, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UWI, St. Augustine
- Colin Robinson, Coalition Advocating for the Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (CAISO)
- Douglas Mendes SC, Attorney-at-law
- Judge Margarette May Macaulay, Inter American Court of Human Rights
Moderator: Sir Dennis Byron, President, Caribbean Court of Justice
12:45 - 1:00 pm Final Observations - Commissioner Tracy Robinson