Weekly Virtual Forum “Inter-American law in times of pandemic”

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Where: Online

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 11:00 a. m. EST

"The Right of Access to Public Information in the Americas"

This session sought to promote a reflection on the importance of access to public information in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panelists and topics:
l Dr. Gabriel Delpiazzo
, Executive Council Chairman, Unit for Access to Public Information, Uruguay.
"Active transparency as an essential component of actions undertaken by governments to face the pandemic"
l Dr. Eduardo Luna Cervantes, Director General of Transparency, Access to Public Information and Protection of Personal Data, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Peru.
"Measures taken and best practices"
l Dr. Adrián Alcalá, Secretary of Access to Public Information National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI), Mexico.
"Looking ahead: Access to information and the sequels of the pandemic"
Dra. Antonia Urrejola, Comissioner, First Vice-president Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) .
"Closing remarks and general thoughts on the right of access to public information"

Moderator: Dr. Dante Negro, Director, Department of International Law - Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, Secretariat for Legal Affairs, OAS.

*This session was conducted in Spanish, with no simultaneous interpretation provided.

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n Concept Note: Click here

n Summary of Conclusions: Click here

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*A summary of the conclusions of this event will be prepared by the Department of International Law in english and spanish and made available at: