How the Inter-American Commission Responds to Human Rights Challenges in the Americas


Location: 3130 Eck Hall of Law


Emilio Álvarez Icaza, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, will speak at Notre Dame Law School. He will discuss the mandate of this principal and autonomous organ of the Organization of American States in promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas.


Secretary Álvarez Icaza, a Mexican national, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences from the Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO) from that country. He was the Director General of the National Center for Social Communication (Cencos) and cofounder of Civic Alliance, both of them civil society organizations from Mexico.

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