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FIBGAR participated in the Third World Forum on Human Rights

Last week we participated in the Third World Forum on Human Rights March 20-24, 2023 in the city of Buenos Aires, organized by the International Center for the Promotion of Human Rights (CIPDH-UNESCO) and the Secretariat of Human Rights of Argentina.

The World Forum on Human Rights is a space for deliberation and exchange of experiences and best practices in the field of democracy and human rights, designed to bring together and integrate national, regional and international organizations.

After the Brazilian edition in 2013 and the second edition organized in Morocco in 2014, and in line with the anniversary of the 40th anniversary of the return to democracy in Argentina, the third edition of the World Forum on Human Rights (FMDH2023) brought together more than 21,000 people from 98 countries -former presidents, leaders of human rights organizations, civil organizations and associations, professionals and academics- to discuss progress and challenges in the field of human rights.

Within the framework of the forum, thanks to the support of our headquarters in Argentina, represented by Daniel GalizziFIBGAR is organizing the debate “SLAPPs around the world: new threats to democracy, human rights and the rule of law.” with the aim of making known the initiatives that are being carried out in Europe to address the phenomenon of lawsuits against public participation and thus open a first debate on the subject with respect to the Latin American context.

Daniel Galizzi, Andrea Vlauisch, Alessia Schiavon and Claudia Rocca

The following participated in the debate Baltasar GarzónPresident of FIBGAR, Alessia SchiavonExecutive Director of FIBGAR, lawyer specialized in criminology and expert in human rights, Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroniformer judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Claudia RoccaPresident of the Argentine Association of Jurists, and Andrea VlahusicSecretary General of the Argentine Association of Jurists.

In addition, Baltasar Garzón, President of FIBGAR, participated in different debates and initiatives such as the debate dedicated to. “Rethinking Human Rights”. with Fernanda Gil Lozano, Director of CIPDH-UNESCO, Martín Soria, Minister of Justice of Argentina, Fabián Salvioli, former President of the UN Human Rights Committee, Eugenio Zaffaroni, former judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and Luis Scasso, Director of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture.

The world meeting culminated on March 24, with the March for the Day of Memory for Truth and Justice, which commemorates the date on which the last civil-military dictatorship began in Argentina in 1976. On this day we march together to remember the thousands of people who were tortured in clandestine detention centers, disappeared and murdered.

Madrid, March 29, 2023