Presentación del Informe Final

05 de junio 2015

The Open Society Justice Initiative cordially invites you to a presentation of the final report by the Independent Panel for the Election of Inter-American Commissioners and Judges

Friday, June 5, 2015 1:00-3:00 PM
Open Society Foundations – Washington, D.C.
1730 Pennsylvania Av., NW, 7th Floor
Conference Room A

Cecilia Medina, Panel Member
Juan Méndez, Panel Member

Remarks: Liliana Gamboa, Open Society Justice Initiative

Moderator: Viviana Krsticevic, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)

Background: At the 45th General Assembly, the Organization of American States will elect four commissioners to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and four judges to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. In April 2015, the Open Society Justice Initiative convened, with the support of a wide range of NGOs and univiersities throughout the region, a panel of five independent experts – Marion Bethel (Bahamas), Belisário dos Santos Jr. (Brazil), Cecilia Medina (Chile), Juan Méndez (Argentina), and NaomiRoht Arriaza (United States) – to assess the 11 candidates and to make recommendations for how the nomination and elections process can be improved, in the interest of strengthening the Inter-American human rights system overall.

Refreshments will be provided and hard copies of the Panel’s final report (in English) will be available.

Please RSVP your attendance no later than Thursday, June 4 to