N° 27/07

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights signs INSTITUTIONAL cooperation agreement with the MINISTRY of JUSTICE and human rights and the PUBLIC DEFENSE MINISTRY OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC 


Washington, D.C., May 11, 2007.  The President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Florentín Meléndez, today signs an institutional cooperation agreement with the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Dr. Alberto J. B. Iribarne, and with the Defender General of the Public Defense Ministry of the Argentine Republic, Dr. Stella Maris Martínez, in Buenos Aires.


The purpose of the agreement is to establish a framework for institutional cooperation among the parties in organizing and conducting a regional event on best penitentiary practices, to be held in Buenos Aires, in the Argentine Republic, this November.  It is to be attended by government representatives of member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) and by national and international experts on penitentiary matters.


The regional event will be designed by the IACHR, through the Rapporteur for the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty.