IIHR officials participate in seminar against torture

Fecha: (4/21/2017 3:57:49 PM)

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Santiago de Chile. A regional seminar on the “Implementation of the UN Convention against Torture in Latin American and the Caribbean: sharing national experiences on legislation and institutions,” took place April 5-6, 2017.


 After the opening ceremony, headed by President Michelle Bachelet, Heraldo Muñoz and Jaime Campos, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice and Human Rights, respectively, the first session dealt with “The prohibition of torture in regional and international legislation,” moderated by the IIHR President, Claudio Grossman, a Chilean lawyer and academician. The panel was comprised of representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Committee against Torture, the Association for the Prevention of Torture and the IIHR Representative for South America, Soledad García Muñoz, who referred to “The key provisions of the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture and other regional instruments.”


The event provided an opportunity to discuss the ratification of the UN Convention  against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the challenges to implement it in national laws. Around 70 governmental representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean participated, along with experts in the area of the eradication and prevention of torture.

The first photograph shows Prof. Grossman to the right of President Bachelet. 

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