IACHR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR 133th PERIOD OF SESSIONS
Washington, D.C., October 9, 2008 – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announces the schedule of public hearings for its 133th period of sessions, which will take place October 15-31, 2008. The hearings will be held October 22-28 on the TL level of the General Secretariat Building of the Organization of American States (OAS), at 1889 F St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20006.
Anyone interested in attending the public hearings may do so, and no advance registration is required. Journalists do not need any special accreditation.
Audio recordings of all public hearings will be posted on the Commission’s Web site (www.iachr.org). During the sessions, the hearings held in Room A will be webcast live on the OAS site (www.oas.org). The videos of those hearings will also be posted on the Web sites of both the OAS and the Commission. Those interested may request high-quality copies of the recordings.
Private hearings will not be webcast, nor will video or audio recordings be available, and no members of the public or the press will be allowed to enter.
Under the OAS Charter, the IACHR is the principal body responsible for ensuring respect for human rights in all States of the Americas. It is composed of seven jurists who are independent experts elected in a personal capacity by the OAS Member States.