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Permanent Council to Host Civil Society and IACHR in Process of Strengthening Inter-American Human Rights System

  March 4, 2013

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold two special meetings on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, to continue the debate on the process of reflection on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for the Strengthening of the Inter-American Human Rights System.

The first meeting will be held at 9:30 EST (14:30 GMT) in Simón Bolivar Hall at the headquarters of the organization in Washington, DC, to hear from civil society and others actors or users of the Inter-American Human Rights System.

At 14:30 EST (19:30 GMT), in the second meeting of the day, Member States will continue the debate, in a session which will be attended by the President of the IACHR, Commissioner José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez.

Please consult the meetings' agendas here. Note that changes to the agendas may yet be made before the meetings.

The meetings will be broadcast live on the OAS Website.

WHAT: Special Meetings of the OAS Permanent Council

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 9:30 EST (14:30 GMT) and 14:30 EST (19:30 GMT)

WHERE: Simón Bolívar Hall
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-053/13