Pro Bono Foundation organized a breakfast with the president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Francisco Eguiguren, to discuss general legal topics and how law firms and companies may increase their contribution to Pro Bono work.
The representative of the international institution attended to speak about the role of the private sector in the Inter-American system of human rights. In this regard, he emphatically assured that “currently, we are all concerned about human rights topics; they are no longer exclusive of a single part of society”.
Eguiguren made reference to the change of scope in the matters of discussion at a Latin American level, where human rights have turned from a historical military-civil perspective to a concern on the environment, native people and the extractive industry, among other topics. Therefore, apart from acknowledging the “legalization” of the Commission, due to the current prevalence of professionals from the legal area, he mentioned that the discussion about human rights in the Commission will increasingly incorporate the involvement of the private sector, always being concerned about keeping respect for human rights.
August 17th, 2017
Thanks to Pro Bono Foundation