PRESS RELEASE

 

Nº 8/07
 

IACHR ANNOUNCES WEBCAST OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

OF THE 127th REGULAR PERIOD OF SESSIONS

 

 

Washington, February 26, 2007 – The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) informs that the audio of the public hearings of the 127th regular period of sessions will be available on its webpage, and that several of the hearings will be broadcast through the OAS webpage.

 

The audio of all the public hearings that will take place on March 1, 2, 6 and 7 will be available for listening or downloading on the webpage of the IACHR (www.cidh.org) for a limited time. The list of all the hearings of the 127th period of sessions is available in press release No. 6/07. In addition, as part of a pilot project, some of the hearings will be webcast live on the webpage of the OAS (www.oas.org).

 

This is the first time that the IACHR will use this technology. The goal the Commission pursues with this innovation is to deepen the transparency of its processes and broaden access to the information it generates.

 

The following is the list of the hearings that will be broadcast alive. The local time of the transmission and the starting time in GMT are included.

 

 

THURSDAY -  MARCH 1, 2007

9:00 - 10:00

2:00 p.m. GMT

Human rights and global warming

Center for International and Environmental Law / Earthjustice / Sheila Watt-Cloutier

10:15 – 11:15

3:15 p.m. GMT

Human rights violations and responsibility of international financial institutions

 

Indian Law Resource Center

11:30 – 12:30

4:30 p.m. GMT

Women’s participation and access to political power in the Americas

Coordinadora de Mujeres de Bolivia / Corporación Humanas / ELA / DEMUS

4:00 – 4:45

9:00 p.m. GMT

Situation of human rights in Nicaragua

CENIDH / CODENI / ASONVIHSIDA / Casa Alianza

Fundación Xochiquetzal / CEJIL 

Government of Nicaragua

 

 


FRIDAY – MARCH 2, 2007

9:00 – 10:00

2:00 p.m. GMT

Petition 1207/05 – John Melvin Alexander and others, United States

Gay McDougall / Charles Ogletree Jr.

Government of the United States

10:15 - 11:15

3:15 p.m. GMT

Petition 1490/05 – Jessica Gonzales, United States

 

American Civil Liberties Union

Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School

Government of the United States

11:30 – 12:30

4:30 p.m. GMT

Situation of persons deprived of physical liberty in the Americas

Observatorio Latinoamericano de Prisiones / Observatorio Venezolano de Prisiones / Centro de Prevención, Tratamiento y Rehabilitación de Víctimas de la Tortura / Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala / comisión Episcopal de Acción Social / Observatorio Chileno sobre el Control Social Punitivo / Grupo de Mujeres Argentinas

3:00 – 4:00

8:00 p.m. GMT

Public security and human rights

CELS / Conectas / Rede Universitaria de Direitos Humanos / Viva Rio / IDL / FESPAD / WOLA

4:15 – 5:15

9:15 p.m. GMT

Racial discrimination in the Dominican Republic

Servicio Jesuita de Refugiados y Migrantes / CEJIL

Government of Republica Dominicana

 

 

 

TUESDAY– MARCH 6, 2007

 

9:00 - 10:00

2:00 p.m. GMT

Rights of children deprived of physical liberty in Argentina

 

Colectivo de Derechos de Infancia y Adolescencia de Argentina

10:15 - 11:15

3:15 p.m. GMT

Follow-up on the compliance with Report 28/92, Argentina, about the incompatibility of impunity laws with the Inter-American Convention

 

CELS

Government of Argentina

11:30 - 12:30

4:30 p.m. GMT

Torture in Mexico

Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos / Colectivo contra la Tortura y la Impunidad / Universidad Iberoamericana

 

Government of México

3:00 – 3:45

8:00 p.m. GMT

Murders of women in Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico

Coordinación Nacional de Mujeres por un Milenio Feminista

4:00 – 4:45

9:00 p.m. GMT

Right to freedom of expression in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico

Asociación de Periodistas y comunicadores 7 de junio A.C. / Asociación de Periodistas Paseo del Centenario, A.C. / Asociación Sinaloense de Comunicadoras / Asociación de periodistas de Los Mochis, A.C.

4:45 – 5:30

9:45 p.m. GMT

Human rights situation of persons deprived of physical liberty in Oaxaca, Mexico

 

CEDHAPI / Liga Mexicana de Derechos Humanos

 

WEDNESDAY – MARCH 7, 2007

9:00 – 9:45

2:00 p.m. GMT

Domestic violence in Chile

Government of Chile

10:00 – 10:45

3:00 p.m. GMT

Situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala

CALDH / SEDEM / Front Line

11:00 – 11:45

4:00 p.m. GMT

Impunity and denial of justice in Guatemala

CALDH

12:00 – 12:45

5:00 p.m. GMT

Extrajudicial executions of stigmatized persons in Guatemala

CALDH / SEDEM / ICCPG

3:00 – 3:45

8:00 p.m. GMT

Follow up on the recommendations of the report of the Commission of Truth and Reconciliation of Peru

Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos / CEJIL

Government of Perú

4:00 – 4:45

9:00 p.m. GMT

Situation of human rights defenders in Peru

Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos / CEJIL

4:45 – 5:30

9:45 p.m. GMT

Public security policies and human rights in El Salvador

Red para la Infancia y la Adolescencia

Government of El Salvador

 

Please direct press questions to Maria-Isabel Rivero, telephone (202) 458-3796, e-mail mrivero@oas.org.

 

More information on the IAHRC: http://www.cidh.org/DefaultE.htm