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9 to 10 October

UNESCO International Conference on Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Costa Rica

  • 9:00am-6:00pm
  • San Jose Costa Rica

UNESCO International Conference on Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Costa Rica

UNESCO and the Inter-American Human Rights System will host a conference on October 9-10, 2015, to examine issues and solutions relating to the impunity enjoyed by the overwhelming majority of those responsible for crimes against journalists, be they professional media workers, bloggers or social media journalists.

The event will bring together members of the judicial and legal communities as well as representatives of media and press freedom organizations. Together, they will examine issues relating to impunity and how crimes against journalists are handled in different parts of the world.

Notable participants will include Rose-Marie Belle-Antoine, President of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, Alejandro Solano Ortiz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, Humberto Sierra Porto, President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Costa Rica), Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression of the Organization of American States, and Baltasar Garzón, President of the International Centre for Human Rights Promotion (Buenos Aires).