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Interdisciplinary Seminar on Public Policies, Right to Development and Access to Justice in MERCOSUR

Fecha: (10/16/2020 10:55:57 AM)

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Rosario, Argentina. The Fourth Interdisciplinary Seminar on Public Policies, the Right to Development and Access to Justice in the MERCOSUR, entitled “Economic, Social and Cultural Rights with Special Reference to the Environment, Housing and Employment,” took place December 2-5, 2019. The IIHR Area of Education and the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the National University of Rosario coordinated the event.   

Seventy-two participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela studied the various human rights violations of groups that are vulnerable because of their social situation, especially conditions of poverty and extreme poverty. The participants also analyzed the challenges of the justiciability of economic, social and cultural rights in domestic and international jurisdictions. Special topics included the right to food, the fight against new forms of modern slavery, as well as the international norms for the protection of migrants, displaced persons and refugees who live in poverty.  

Among the lecturers were Fabián Salvioli, member of the IIHR General Assembly; staff of Servicio de Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ); and from the National University of Rosario, Jorge Murillo, Darío Maiorana, Marina Mejía, Marianella Fernández and Johanna Mozzicafredo. Jorge Padilla of the IIHR was the general coordinator of the Seminar and was also a lecturer.