The national representative of Argentina, Julia Perié said: "This initiative will undoubtedly help consolidate democratic principles and human rights that have been landmarks in our region"
It was held in the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina, First Public Hearing of the Committee on Citizenship and Human Rights of the Mercosur Parliament. The purpose of this hearing was the preparation of the Report on Human Rights for Argentina Mercosur Parliament. (VIEW VIDEO interview with the deputy Perié).
In the opening of the day took the word the President of the Commission, Julia Argentina Perié the President of Block Front for Victory of the Chamber of Deputies, Juliana Di Tullio and the President of the Human Rights Commission in the same Motion, Remo Carlotto. The audience also had the participation of parliamentarians and representatives of the countries of Venezuela, Paraguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay. In her speech, President Julia Perié said: "This is the first public hearing on Human Rights should be replicated in other member countries of MERCOSUR and associated countries. Debate on Human Rights should be heard in every town in our marketplace. And that our commitment as Parliamentarians PARLASUR is necessary”.
In the first part of the hearing presentations to national authorities in various fields of Human Rights heard. Among them: the President of the National Institute against Discrimination Xenophobia and Racism, Pedro Mouratian; Public Advocate of Audiovisual Communication Services, Cynthia Ottaviano; President of the National Council of Women, Mariana Gras; Prosecutor General Prosecutor's Office, area Trafficking, Marcelo Colombo; a representative of the Foundation Mary of the Angels (Chaired by Susana Trimarco), Joseph D'Antona; President of the National Institute for Indigenous Affairs, Daniel Fernandez and representative of the Human Rights of Argentina Chancellery, Maria Gabriela Quinteros.
Afternoon interventions were heard by Civil Society Organizations, including Amnesty International in Argentina, one representative of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, one of the grandsons recovered by the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, the Cooperative Work, Cultural prison inmates, the Institute for Public Policy on Human Rights of the Mercosur. At the end of the day Perié Julia said: "This initiative will undoubtedly help consolidate democratic principles and human rights that have been landmarks in our region. I think the challenges we henceforth be further expanding and recognizing the rights of our people, especially those most in need, and strengthen mechanisms of democratic defense against any dismiss attempt in our region. "
traslation: Belén Zapata