The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), convened magistrates, lawyers and investigators to the National Judicial Forum “Human Rights and its implementation in Mexico”; academic activity that was carried out in the auditorium of building C of the Superior Court of Justice of the State of Veracruz.
More than 320 people assisted the event; among them, personalities from the judicial field, students, specials guests and Activists for Peace. The Forum was conducted with the aim of promoting the protection of human rights.(See list of personalities who attended the national judicial forum)
Luciana Medrano, in charge of the Justice for Peace Program, opened the event with welcoming remarks. Following act, Francisco Guerra, coordinator of the GEAP in Mexico, presented the institutional video of the project, and also expressed:
“We are developing educational programs from the GEAP, and through forums, we call on people to work in the construction of a culture of peace,” said Guerra.
Evolution, acknowledgment and essence
Ruben Pacheco, president of the Inter-American Bar of Mexico, with the subject: “History of Human Rights, their evolution, perfectionism and their current state in the countries,” began the cycle of speeches.
“Let us work for human rights; that is the best recommendation at forums like this one, that the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace offers, which has worked in all of the world making a clear interpretation of where human rights are headed,” said Pacheco.
For his part, Magistrate Raul Pimentel presented a larger panorama of the evolution of human rights since the year 1841 until 2011. He concluded his exposition with Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: “There are no roads to peace, peace is the way.”
Next, Magistrate Eduardo Andrade based his dissertation on the subject: “Evolutionary process of human rights in Mexico, their story and development.” During his speech, he pointed out that achieving the recognition of human rights has been a permanent struggle.
Likewise, Magistrate Fernando Cordova, spoke about the topic: “Human Rights, essence, scope, foundation and effectiveness in the world.” He mentioned: “If they are not attended to, if they are not recognized, violence and inequality will continue to exist among each and every one of us.”
Jose Alvarez, representative of the Institute of Legal Research at the Universidad Veracruzana, spoke on the subject: “The constitutional reform of June 11, 2011 in Mexico, in the matter of human rights.” He pointed out:
“The reform of June 10, 2011 has been transcendent in our country; points that opened that constitutional control; this reform that changed, distributed many articles.”
Magistrate Jose Arango was in charge of the topic: “The principles of universality, interdependence, indivisibility and progressiveness of human rights.” During his presentation he stated:
“These principles are not isolated, they are interconnected with the aim of a mutual duty. The principle of progressiveness has to do with perfecting throughout time.”
Magistrate Concepcion Flores was in charge of the topic: “The scope of the implementation of human rights in Mexico, from the reform of June 2011.” She said that the reforms were required by the Mexican nationality and it has gotten better through claims of society.
“This year the 1st chapter of the Constitution is reformed, and it refers precisely to human rights; it was the hope for the change of conventionality.”.
Guarantees and respect
Then, Magistrate Manuel de Alba presented the theme: “Human Rights and guarantees.” He stressed that it is necessary to protect human rights, even if they have not been implemented.
Lastly, Geiser Caso, with the topic: “The acknowledgement, promotion, protection and the effective protection of Human Rights in Mexico,” said:
“Let us have the ability to transmit to society in general, the back knowledge for the demand of their rights. To the extent that we are all trained, we will make the reforms of our country a reality.”
The event ended with the presentation of recognitions to all the speakers, who contributed considerable knowledge as defenders of human rights to all attendees.