The Future of the Inter-American Human Rights System

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

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The Center for Civil and Human Rights, with the generous support of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, gathered a distinguished panel of human rights lawyers, scholars, diplomats, and judges involved with the Inter-American Human Rights System. Convened in private, these closed-door meetings provided an opportunity for frank, honest discussion around challenges facing the System, and began an on-going conversation about its structural needs.

Attend the retreat were figures intimately familiar with the Inter-American Human Rights System – a gathering of exceptional richness and depth. Attendees included:

  • Evelyn Aswad, Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma
  • Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen, Professor of Public Law, l’Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne
  • André de Carvalho Ramos, Professor of Law, University of São Paulo Law School
  • Bernard Duhaime, Professor, UQAM (Canada)
  • Ariel Dulitsky, Clinical Professor, School of Law University of Texas
  • Sergio García Ramírez, Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la UNAM
  • Joel Hernández García, Ambassador and President of the Mexican Foreign Service Commission
  • Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director of CEJIL
  • Sebastián López Escarcena, Professor of Law, Catholic University of Chile
  • Helen Mack, Myrna Mack Foundation
  • Margarette May Macaulay, Attorney-at-Law, Jamaica
  • Juan Méndez, Visiting Professor of Law at the American University – Washington College of Law
  • Charles Moyer, Inter-American Institute of Human Rights
  • Pedro Nikken, Emeritus Professor of Civil and International Law at the Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Katya Salazar, Executive Director, Due Process of Law Foundation
  • Dinah Shelton, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Stephen Vasciannie, Professor of International Law, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Public Forum on the Future of the Inter-American Human Rights System
Tuesday, April 1, 4:00 p.m.
1130 Eck Hall of Law

Following the private discussions, members of the panel engaged in a lively public forum around the key issues involved. Taking the form of a "flash panel," participants were asked to give their thoughts on the challenges facing the system and their vision for its future.

Appearing at the forum:
  • Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen, Professor of Public Law, l’Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne
  • Bernard Duhaime, Professor, UQAM (Canada)
  • Sergio Garcia Ramirez, Judge (2004-2009) of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; President (2004-2007)
  • Joel  Hernandez Garcia, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States (2011-2013)
  • Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director of CEJIL
  • Margarette May Macauley, Judge, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2006-2012
  • Helen Mack, Myrna Mack Foundation
  • Katya Salazar, Executive Director, Due Process of Law Foundation

With Notre Dame faculty hosts:

  • Paolo Carozza, Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2006 to 2010); President (2008-09)
  • Doug Cassel, Board Member, Justice Studies Center of the Americas (2000 – 2006, 2013-15); President (2002-04)

Co-sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Originally published at humanrights.nd.edu.