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International Seminar of the National Institute of Human Rights Begins in Caracas

The International Seminar of the National Institute of Human Rights entitled, “Experiences, Perspectives, and Challenges,” began this Monday promoted by the Ombudsperson of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The event, held in the Hotel Gran Melia in northeastern Caracas, will last for three days. Representatives from thirteen countries will exchange ideas on several aspects of social rights protections and guarantees and the oversight challenges that are raised in relation to their fulfillment.

The Venezuelan ombudsperson, Gabriel Ramirez, stated that the principle objective is to “push for human rights declarations that have a continental range.”

During the seminar, representatives of different countries will expound on human rights topics and their relation to social policies and economies implemented in their respective nations.

Regarding insecurity, Ramirez stated that the issue transcends borders.
The ombudsperson explained that this subject should be tackled, as it is a problem shared by all countries.

 “The root of the problem of insecurity is precisely the product of disparity in, and negligence of, social rights,” he expressed.

As a result of the workshop, the participating delegations aspire to arrive at a continental agreement with specific roles that could be implemented in each nation.

Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (ABN), Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Unite States / July 15, 2009

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