Peru: Participation in the event of the Regional Network for Inclusive Education

Lima, Peru, June 23, 2018.

Organization: Regional Network for Inclusive Education.

Public: Authorities, officials, academics, and civil society organizations.

Objective: Disseminate the relevant inter-American standards on human rights in the panel entitled "Violence against Children in Institutions: The Right to grow up in the family and the danger of volunteering in Orphanages."

Peru: Public Consultation Unit on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the IACHR

Lima, Peru, June 22, 2018.

Set existing priorities in the region regarding the protection of the rights of Persons with Disabilities, and receive proposals from the Civil Society on ways to address them based on the different tools of the IACHR.

United States: 11th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP)

New York, June 14, 2018.

Participation of the Executive Secretary in a panel in which he presented on the inter-American standards regarding the protection of the right of children and adolescents to grow up within the family environment.

United States: Annual Spring Symposium on Disability Rights

Washington D.C. February 23, 2018.

Organization: American University Washington, College of Law.

Public: Students and specialists.

Objective: To provide information on the deinstitutionalization of people with disabilities in psychiatric institutions.

Training on human rights for officials of the foreign service career of the United States Department of State

Washington D.C. January 31, 2018.

Public: Officials of the foreign service career of the US Department of State.

Objective: Disseminate knowledge about the institutionalization of people with disabilities in psychiatric hospitals.


Participation in the Forum "A decade of the validity of the International Treaty on Human Rights for Disability in Panama"

Panama City, Panama, July 10, 2017.

Public: State authorities, experts, civil society organizations, and the general public.

Objective: Presentation on the rights of people with disabilities, in particular the situation of children and adolescents with disabilities and their connection with poverty and social exclusion.


Mexico: Presentation of the presentation Institutionalization of People with Disabilities within the framework of the Training Diploma in the Inter-American Human Rights System "Héctor Fix Zamudio"

Mexico City, August 26, 2016.

Objective: To present the international standards regarding deprivation of liberty in mental health centers.

Organization: UNAM Legal Research Institute.


Peru: Participation in the First Meeting on the Legal Capacity of People with Disabilities

Lima, December 3-4, 2014.

Organization: National Council for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities - CONADIS.

United States: Participation in the First Regional Virtual Training in Legal Capacity and Access to Justice

October 5, 2014

Organization: Technical Secretary of the Monitoring Committee of the Inter-American Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities.

Switzerland: Participation in the first meeting held between the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations and the Regional Human Rights Mechanisms

Geneva, September 26, 2014.

Objective: to share among the representatives of the respective mechanisms, information on the following points: a) procedural and substantive developments regarding the promotion and protection of people's human rights; b) involvement of the organizations that work on this issue in the activities of the respective mechanisms; c) substantive topics related to the topic; d) situation of groups in situations of particular vulnerability, such as women and children with disabilities, and e) steps to be followed in advancing the promotion and protection of the rights of people living with this condition.

United Kingdom: Experts Meeting "Persons with Disabilities and the Right to Freedom of Expression and Information"

London, June 18 and 19, 2014

On June 18 and 19, members of the IACHR's Disability Group participated in an experts meeting in London on Persons with Disabilities and the Right to Freedom of Expression and Information, convened by the organization Article 19. The event brought together a group of experts on human rights and disabilities to discuss implementation of state obligations regarding the right of persons with disabilities to freedom of expression, opinion, and information. This meeting drew participants from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Harvard University; and civil society organizations from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe.


Chile: Meeting of specialists to define strategic priorities for the regional agenda on the situation of people with disabilities in ECLAC

Santiago de Chile, May 14-15

Between May 14 and 15, 2013, a “Meeting of Specialists to Define Strategic Priorities of the Regional Agenda on the Situation of Persons with Disabilities” was held at ECLAC Headquarters, in Santiago, Chile, at which Commissioner Rose-Marie Belle Antoine was invited. The Commissioner participated in Panel 2: Effective exercise of the rights of persons with disabilities, who made a presentation on the "Cases of human rights violations due to disability, presented before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights."

Commissioner Rose-Marie Antoine met in Santiago de Chile with Lorena Fríes Monleón, Director of the National Institute of Human Rights of Chile; Claudio Nash Rojas, Director of the Human Rights Center of the Law School of the University of Chile; with Judith Schönsteiner, Director of the Human Rights Center of the Diego Portales University Law School, and with senior officials from the Chilean Foreign Ministry. On that occasion, the Commissioner made the presentation of the ESCR Unit in order to establish collaboration links.


United States: Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Washington, D.C., October 23, 2012

On October 23, 2012, a specialist with the IACHR Executive Secretariat participated in a roundtable organized by the Open Society Foundation to discuss Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities , which concerns to the right to live independently and to be included in the community. The IACHR specialist introduced a panel that explored the possibilities of using national, regional, and international human rights mechanisms for the application and interpretation of the right of every person with a disability to be included in the community.