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Indigenous Peoples - October 2013

Workshop Registration: “Mechanisms to Protect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” – Open to OAS staff, consultants and interns as well as staff of Permanent Missions to the OAS

As part of the Program of Action on Indigenous Peoples in the Americas, the OAS Department of International Law, the Inter-American Commission of Women and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights are pleased to extend a cordial invitation to participate in the workshop:

"Mechanisms to Protect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples"
October 9, 2013 (9am – 1pm
1889 F St. NW, Washington, D.C., 8th floor - Rubén Darío Room

The workshop is open to all interested GS/OAS staff and consultants, as well as staff of Permanent Missions to the OAS. The workshop will be held in English and Spanish, with available simultaneous interpretation.

Those interested have until October 6th to register at the following link: REGISTRATION.

At the end of workshop, participation certificates will be issued to attendees.


9:00 a.m.
Opening remarks

Dante Negro, Director, Department of International Law

9:30 a.m.
International Instruments for the Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Luis Toro, Senior Legal Officer, Department of International Law

Questions and answer session

10:00 a.m.
Introduction to the Inter-American Protection System and the Inter-American Jurisprudence

Isabel Madariaga, Coordinator, Office of the Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights-IACHR

Questions and answer session

11:20 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m.
The Protection of Indigenous Women in the Belém do Pará Convention

Luz Patricia Mejía, Technical Secretary of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI), Inter-American Commission of Women-CIM

Questions and answer session

12:30 p.m. Conclusions

1:00 p.m. Closing remarks

Workshop: “Mechanisms to Protect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”     Workshop: “Mechanisms to Protect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

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