Seminar to discuss virtual justice in Latin America; register to participate

As from this Tuesday (5th of October), an event held by seven Latin American countries raises questions about the virtual hearings of custody and other criminal proceedings

Starting from Tuesday (5th) to Thursday (7th), experts, magistrates and human rights defenders from seven Latin American countries will hold the regional seminar “Challenges and limits of Virtual Justice in Latin America”. The purpose of the event is to discuss issues about  criminal procedures that are being done online in the region, with emphasis on custody hearings. Check out the full schedule at this link and register at this link.

The event is organized by IJPP/Proyecto Presunción de Inocencia, Fair Trials, Red de Defensores/as Democráticos en Mexico (REED), Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), Fundación Construir, Libertades Públicas, Conectas and IDDD.

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The seminar is the main outcome of the participation of civil society organizations from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and El Salvador in a thematic hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in June this year, in which these bodies deliberated on diagnoses, concerns and complaints about the process of criminal justice online, which has taken on different characteristics in each Latin American country.

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