Celebration of Human Rights Day

Fecha: (12/14/2016 2:12:09 PM)


Panama City. On December 9, 2016, the IIHR commemorated Human Rights Day with a ceremony that was organized in collaboration with the Office of the Ombudsman of Panama and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The agenda included lectures on “Democracy, Political Rights and Human Rights” by the IIHR Executive Director, José Thompson; “Due Diligence as a Basic Principle of the Rule of Law Applied to Sexual Crimes” by Pedro Vera Pineda (of the Office of the High Commissioner) and “Human Rights and Groups in Vulnerable Situations” by Adalberto Méndez López (Director of the Area for the Disabled of the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico).  

The event was attended by numerous representatives of organizations of civil soceity (especially, women, Afro-descendants and indigenous peoples), political parties, universities and governmental officials.

While in Panama, the IIHR delegation, comprised of the Executive Director and the Coordinator of the Center of Resources and Studies for Education in Human Rights, Jorge Padilla, and the Head of International Affairs of the Office of the Ombudsman, Víctor Atencio, discussed the Specialized Course on Human Rights that the Institute will make available virtually beginning in February for 194 officials of the Ombudsman Office. 

Lastly, Mr. Thompson and Alfredo Castilleros, Ombudsman of Panama, signed a memorandum of understanding with respect to holding an Interdisciplinary Course on Human Rights during the second half of 2017, as well as a work plan for training in human rights that will be implemented during the next two years.

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