Webinar December 9, 2020
How can the Inter-American Human Rights System contribute to human rights, peace and security in the Americas?
Welcome to a webinar on human rights, peace and security in the Americas, organised by the Swedish Foundation for Human Rights together with the Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies at Stockholm University. In the seminar we will discuss the impact of the Inter-American Commission and Court* on the situation for human rights, peace and security in different countries of the Americas. We will also examine the limitations to their power and the possibilities to influence the ongoing crises we see in for example Venezuela and Nicaragua. We are very pleased to be able to draw on the knowledge of prominent experts in different fields to guide us on the topic of the webinar, including the finalists of the Swedish Foundation for Human Rights’ student essay competition 2020!
When: Wednesday December 9 2020, 15:00-16:30 CET
Where: Zoom. Please register for the webinar here.
Panellists and presenters: Andrés Rivarola Puntigliano, Director of the Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies, Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Professorial Lecturer in Residence and Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law (WCL), Pär Engström, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at the Institute of the Americas, University College London, Amalia Ydrefelt Hanell, law student, Uppsala University, Lovisa Kårelius, law student, Uppsala University and Helmer Jonelid, law student, Uppsala University
Moderator: Sofia Fotini Ekarv, Swedish Foundation for Human Rights
*The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights together constitute the Inter-American Human Rights System. The regional system monitors, promotes, and protects human rights in the 35 countries of the Americas that are members of the Organisation of American States (OAS).