N° 38/07



Washington, D.C., July 23, 2007 – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) will offer a press conference on its 128th regular period of sessions on Friday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m., at the Ruben Dario Room, 8th floor of the OAS General Secretariat Building.


The press conference will be Webcast live through the OAS Webpage, Journalists who are not based in Washington, DC, may e-mail questions in advance to the IACHR’s Press and Outreach Office, For these questions to be considered, the e-mails must include the names of the journalists, the media they represent and their contact information, including a telephone number, and they must be received before 9:00 a.m. Eastern time (14:00 GMT) on Friday, July 27.


TV channels and radio stations are authorized to broadcast the press conference. TV channels may ask for a free high definition copy of the press conference in DVD. For this purpose, please contact Luis Batlle, phone (202) 458-3336, e-mail


The video and an audio recording of the press conference will remain available through the Internet, at This Webpage also contains the videos and audio recordings of the public hearings held during the period of sessions.


What:               Press conference regarding the 128th regular period of sessions of the IACHR


Who:                President of the IACHR, Florentín Meléndez

                       First Vice-President, Paolo Carozza

                       Second Vice-President, Victor Abramovich

    Executive Secretary of the IACHR, Santiago A. Canton


When:              Friday, July 27, 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time (16:30 GMT)


Where:             OAS General Secretariat Building

    Ruben Dario Room, 8th Floor

    1889 F St., NW, Washington, DC.


Please direct any questions to María Isabel Rivero, IACHR Press Officer, phone (202) 458-3867, e-mail