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  June 11, 2008

The Organization of American States will hold its ninth Policy Roundtable at its Washington, D.C., headquarters this Friday, June 13th, when it will launch the report “Making the Law Work for Everyone,” produced by the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.

OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza will open the event with welcoming remarks, after which the report will be presented by Commission Co-Chair Madeleine K. Albright, the former Secretary of State of the United States, and Commission member, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Comments on the report will be offered by Ambassador Roberto Alvarez, Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the OAS and Chair of the OAS Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs; Naresh Singh, Executive Director of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor; and Scott White, the World Bank’s Acting General Counsel.

A question-and-answer session follows, with moderator
Irene Klinger
, Director of the OAS Department of International Affairs. English and Spanish interpretation will be available at the Policy Roundtable, which will be webcast live at the OAS website

WHAT: Ninth OAS Policy Roundtable and Report Launch: “Making the Law Work for Everyone”

WHEN: Friday, June 13, 2008

TIME: 10:00 – 11:30 am

VENUE: Hall of the Americas
OAS Main Building
17th Street & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006

Admission is free. To register, please e-mail the OAS at or fax (202) 458-3093.

Reference: AVI-040/08