PRESS RELEASE

N° 7/08
 

IACHR ASSIGNS RAPPORTEURSHIPS

  

Washington, March 4, 2008 — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) distributed its rapporteurships on thematic areas and countries during its 131st regular period of sessions, which began on March 3 and will continue until March 14. The new distribution of rapporteurships is as follows:

 

·    Dr. Paolo Carozza, IACHR Chairman: Rapporteur for Peru, Chile and Paraguay.

 

·   Dr. Luz Patricia Mejía, First Vice-Chair of the IACHR: Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women; Rapporteur for Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Panama. She is also the Commission’s Alternate Delegate to the Working Group to Examine the Periodic Reports of the States Parties to the Protocol of San Salvador on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

 

·   Dr. Felipe González, Second Vice-Chair of the IACHR: Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Their Families; Rapporteur for Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

 

·   Dr. Víctor Abramovich: Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Rapporteur for Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Guatemala. He is also the Commission’s Delegate for the Working Group to Examine the Periodic Reports of the States Parties to the Protocol of San Salvador on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

 

·    Dr. Sir Clare K. Roberts: Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-Descendents and against Racial Discrimination; Rapporteur for the Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

 

·    Dr. Florentín Meléndez: Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty; Rapporteur for Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

 

·    Dr. Paolo Sérgio Pinheiro: Special Rapporteur on the Rights of the Child; Rapporteur for Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Suriname, Venezuela and the United States.

 


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