||Last Updated: Mar 3, 2017 - 8:31:02 PM
Grand Bahama Human Rights Association have announced that they have been invited by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to take part in high level
regional consultations on the development of its 2017 – 2020 Strategic
are thrilled that such an important regional body has invited us to
take part in these crucial consultations,” said Paco Nunez, GBHRA
Secretary. “It demonstrates that our work in The Bahamas is being
recognised and appreciated by the international community.
GBHRA thanks the IACHR for its invitation and hopes it is the first of
many such opportunities to contribute, in whatever way we can, to the
further development of the Inter-American Human Rights System."
Representatives from select NGOs across the region have
been asked to evaluate the proposals for the Plan, and to help generate a
more democratic and transparent culture within the IACHR, which is the
human rights arm of the Organisation of American States (OAS).
addition to the consultation sessions, delegates will take part in a
workshop on the Inter-American Human Rights System and the Right to
Freedom of Expression, to be led by the Office of the Special Rapporteur
for Freedom of Expression.
Delegates will also attend the
launch of the new Report on Afro-Descendants, by Commissioner Margarette
May Macaulay, Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons of African Descent
and against Racial Discrimination.
The event takes place on
Friday, March 3 in Kingston, Jamaica.
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