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The human rights & peace and security nexus in the Americas Passed

Wednesday April 21, 2021 09:00 - 10:00 4

Exhibitor: Fonden för mänskliga rättigheter

Key-note speaker: Antonia Urrejola
Moderator: Pär Engström
Panelists: Diego Rodriguez-Pinzón, Fredrik Svensson, Jared Genser, Viviana Krsticevic

Swedish foreign policy has a strong focus on human rights, peace, security and women, but focus is often placed on the global UN system. For many people in the world, regional human rights systems provide more effective and immediate results than the more distant global UN system. This seminar gives a unique opportunity to gain deeper knowledge of the regional Inter-American Human Rights System and its potential role in ongoing crises. 

Latin America is currently experiencing increasing political instability and threats to human rights, peace and security: from insurgent groups competing for territorial control in Colombia and gang activity with drug trafficking fuelling instability across El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Brazil, to the suppression of dissent in Nicaragua and Venezuela, and an unprecedented regional migration crisis. In this seminar we explore the possibilities and challenges for the regional human rights system to contribute to peace and security, and respect for human rights, in the Americas.


Fonden för mänskliga rättigheter



Prioriterade målgrupper (max 3)

Studenter vid högskola/universitet, Forskare, Civilsamhälle, Tjänstepersoner vid statliga myndigheter/departement, Intresserad allmänhet, Media




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Förinspelat program


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Antonia Urrejola Key-note speaker

Inter-American Commission for Human Rights

President of the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights and Rapporteur for Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Nicaragua, of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and of Memory, Truth, and Justice. Principal advisor to the former Secretary General of the OAS between 2006 and 2011.

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Pär Engström Moderator

University College London

Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at the Institute of the Americas, University College London.

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Diego Rodriguez-Pinzón Panelist

American University Washington College of Law

Professorial Lecturer in Residence and Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, a member of the United Nations Committee against Torture and former Ad Hoc Judge in the Inter-American Court on Human Rights.

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Fredrik Svensson Panelist

Swedish Foundation for Human Rights

Program Manager and Advisor International Law, Swedish Foundation for Human Rights.

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Jared Genser Panelist

Organization of American States

Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect to the OAS, Managing Director of public interest law firm Perseus Strategies, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

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Viviana Krsticevic Panelist


Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law, Founder and member of the Gqual Campaign.