Challenges and Future of the Inter-American System on Human Rights


Landmark Celebration

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights - 50th Anniversary

Inter-American Court on Human Rights - 30th Anniversary

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hall of the Americas
17th Street and Constitution Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20006


3:30-3:40 pm  -  Welcoming remarks by José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS)


3:40-4:40 pm   -    Discussion panel: Tomorrow’s Human Rights: Addressing the Challenges Ahead moderated by Irene Klinger, Director, Department of International Affairs, Secretariat for External Relations, OAS


Juan Mendez, Special Advisor on Prevention to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) & former President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)


Armstrong A. Wiggins, Director, Indian Law Resource Center,  Washington, D.C. Office


Helen Mack, Founder and President of the Myrna Mack Foundation Guatemala


Douglass Cassel, Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School 


4:40-5:00 pm  -  Question and answer session


5:00 pm  -   Reception to follow in OAS Patio