Uruguay Country Visit

Uruguay Country Visit

 

 

 

NUEVA PUBLICACIÓN: Próximos pasos hacia una política penitenciaria de derechos humanos en Uruguay: Ensayos de seguimiento a las recomendaciones de 2009 y 2013 de la Relatoría de Naciones Unidas sobre la tortura!

New Publication: Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Reflections on the Implementation of the 2009 and 2013 Recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture!

 

FOLLOW-UP VISIT TO URUGUAY 

The Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez visited Uruguay from 2 to 6 December 2012 at the invitation of the Government. The visit was a follow-up to the visit carried our by the SRT’s predecessor on March 2009.

The ATI provided substantial support for the organization, execution, and reporting of this visit. The visit constituted the first substantive follow-up visit of the SRT that included meetings with representatives of all branches of the government, international and local civil society, and visits to several places of detention of adults and juveniles.

 

SEMINAR ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN URUGUAY
Human Rights in Uruguay

Human Rights in Uruguay

The ATI and the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law organized and hosted an event on 18 April 2013 together with the Embassy of Uruguay in Washington D.C. aimed discussing the development of human right’s policies in Uruguay. The event featured a panel discussion in which the SRT presented the findings form his follow-up visit, as well as recommendations and next steps to strengthen the prohibition of torture in the country.

The panel discussion also featured presentations from H.E. Carlos Pita, Ambassador of Uruguay to the United States, Javier Miranda, Director of Human Rights of the Uruguayan Government, Juan Raúl Ferreira, Director of Uruguay’s National Human Rights Institute and its Ombudsman.

A WEBCAST of the event is available here.

For news coverage of and more information about the event, please visit the links below.

Summary of event provided by the Embassy of Uruguay in Washington D.C.

April 18, 2013 – The Uruguayan Embassy to the United States and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighted the importance of the event and the panel discussion.

Unoticias Uruguay – The Embassy of Uruguay to the United States Participates in a Seminar on Human Rights in Uruguay During the 21st Century

19 April 2013 – During the panel, Uruguayan Ambassador H.E. Carlos Pita, and Juan Raúl Ferreira, the Director of the Uruguay’s national Human Rights Institute, discussed challenges and reaffirmed their commitment to the promotion of human rights in Uruguay in the 21st century.

La Republica – Panel Addresses Human Rights in Uruguay in Washington, DC 

19 April 2013 – The panel aimed to highlight and strengthen the commitment of the Uruguayan government to the promotion and defense of human rights, with independent experts Juan E. Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, and international law professor Robert K. Goldman, partaking in the discussions.

VTV – Uruguayan Ambassador to the US Carlos Pita Participates in Seminar on  Human Rights in Uruguay

19 April 2013 – A brief news clip provides coverage of the discussions between participants in the seminar.

 

Latest News on Uruguay Follow-up!

ATI Hosts Seminar on NEXT STEPS TOWARDS A HUMAN RIGHTS PENITENTIARY SYSTEM IN URUGUAY

ATI Hosts Seminar on NEXT STEPS TOWARDS A HUMAN RIGHTS PENITENTIARY SYSTEM IN URUGUAY

September 30, 2014 – On Friday, September 24, 2014, the Anti-Torture Initiative hosted a day-long conference in Montevideo, Uruguay, to promote discussion of our breakthrough Spanish-language publication Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Reflections on the Implementation of the 2009 and 2013 Recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, which features 20 essays that reflect on the practical implementation of the recommendations made by UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez after his follow-up visit to Uruguay in December 2012. The seminar was co-organized with Uruguay’s National Human Rights Institution, the UNDP, and several local and international NGOs. The event brought together prominent activists, government officials, lawyers and academics, and more than 200 key stakeholders for a vigorous day-long discussion and debate of the critical issues addressed in the publication. The event was featured prominently by the local media and civil society organizations. To read more about the seminar in English and Spanish, please visit our page dedicated to the event.

Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Upcoming Book Launch Seminar in Montevideo, Uruguay

Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Upcoming Book Launch Seminar in Montevideo, Uruguay

September 19, 2014 – We are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of our new publication: Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Reflections on the Implementation of the 2009 and 2013 Recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, which will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Friday, September 26.  The book launch will take the form a full-day seminar, during which three panels of prominent human rights law and policy experts will address topics discussed in the book, including the reform of the national penitentiary system with a view to advancing human rights and preventing and eradicating torture and ill-treatment, and the state of the juvenile justice system in Uruguay. You can access the agenda here. Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Mendez will deliver a special keynote address, and the panelists will represent an array of Government institutions, international organizations, as well as local civil society and NGOs. To read more about the event, please visit our Spanish-language event page.

 

Seminario: Próximos Pasos Hacia una Política Penitenciaria de Derechos Humanos en Uruguay

Seminario: Próximos Pasos Hacia una Política Penitenciaria de Derechos Humanos en Uruguay

18 de Setiembre – El próximo viernes 26 de setiembre se realizará la presentación pública de nuestro libro “Próximos Pasos Hacia una Política Penitenciaria de Derechos Humanos en Uruguay: Ensayos de seguimiento a las recomendaciones de 2009 y 2013 de la Relatoría de Naciones Unidas sobre la tortura” en un evento que comenzará a las 9:00 horas y se realizará en sala de reuniones del edificio UPAEP en Montevideo, Uruguay.  El evento pretende profundizar algunos de los principales temas planteados en el libro con presentaciones y diálogos con los autores y otras importantes personalidades invitadas.  El Relator Especial de Naciones Unidas contra la Tortura, Juan E. Méndez, hará una presentación especial al comienzo del evento.  Para mayor información y para leer la agenda completa, favor abrir este link.