With the support of the Cesar Vallejo University (UCV) in the city of Chiclayo, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Peru carried out the 3rd National Judicial Forum “Human Dignity, Presumption of Innocence and Human Rights.”
210 people from the academic field attended the activity; including magistrates, teachers, law students and graduates of the UCV. In addition, there were renowned personalities, who based their expositions on the subject of human rights and human dignity.
The GEAP, through the Justice for Peace Program, promotes the defense of human rights through the organization of meetings such as judicial forums.
This activity began with the conference “Presumption of Innocence and Human Rights,” by the Senior Prosecutor, Carmen Miranda, of the First Criminal Prosecution Appeals:
“Since World War II, the nations of the modern world have been forced to consecrate the rights inherent in the individual to international texts, conventions that oblige States in a universal way,” Miranda said.
She also referred to Article 11.1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948.
For his part, Elix Galvez Heredia, delegate of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, addressed the topic “The importance of human rights in police training.”
“The National Police of Peru is aimed at ensuring and restoring the internal order of the country while respecting the full observance of the fundamental rights of the human being,” said Galvez.
Through this program, the GEAP aims to strengthen and improve universal justice, democracy and respect for human rights by raising awareness and promoting political, judicial and academic actions to achieve and maintain peace in the nation.