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International Congress on Sexual Diversity and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

Fecha: (1/12/2021 10:27:51 AM)

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San José, Costa Rica. The International Congress on Sexual Diversity and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean took place on October 28, 2020. This virtual activity featured research of two years carried out by the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR) and the UN Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (ILANUD), with the support of the International Bar Association (IBA). The Congress debated the preliminary report on “The human right regarding respect for sexual orientation and gender identity in the Caribbean and Latin America. Current situation and perspectives,” the final version of which will be published during the first months of 2021, as had been announced.

Participating in the Congress were Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, judge of the Inter-American Court of Human
Rights, a leading figure in the research; the directors of the institutions in charge of the research: José Thompson, of the IIHR, and Douglas Durán, of ILANUD; representing the Court was its President, Elizabeth Odio-Benito; representing the IBA were its president, Horacio Bernades Neto, and the Baroness Helena Kennedy (Director of Human Rights). Also participating were Ana Helena Chacón (former Vice-President of Costa Rica), Flavia Piovesan (Rapporteur on the rights of  LGBTI persons of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights) and Víctor Madrigal-Borloz (independent expert on the protection against violence and discrimination for reasons of sexual orientation and gender identity).  

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