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Session

Justice and Democracy

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 20

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

Formulate proposals and actions in favor of strengthening the democratic character of the UN; revise the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, and the Rome Statute; the efficiency of universal and national justice; as well as the recognition and respect of dignity and human rights.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE

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    Amplify the description of the crime of genocide to include politicide and ethnocide; attain its characterization in those countries where it has yet to be done; strengthen and improve the independence, autonomy, efficiency and promptness of universal and national justice; promote the recognition and respect of human dignity, the presumption of innocence and the respect of human rights to achieve and maintain peace in a globalized world; and create an international network at every level to impulse said proposals.
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    Raise awareness on the need to strengthen the autonomy, independence and efficiency of national and international justice for the prosecution of international crimes and serious violations of human rights.
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    Propose an agenda of continuous work to presidents, prime ministers and heads of government from different countries, High Court Magistrates, academic authorities, UN ambassadors, students and civil representatives, on the subject of amending and revising international instruments, establishing a plan of action to present the proposal before governments and international organizations.
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    Outline a declaration that supports the proposal of amending and revising the international tools for the democratization of the UN, the strengthening of justice, the establishment of peace and the prevention and punishment of genocide and other international crimes.
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    To inform the general public on research developments on the issue of genocide, its consequences and prevention.
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    Elaborate a more effective action agenda for the promotion and defense of human dignity, the presumption of innocence and human rights, within the framework of international instruments created for this purpose.
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    Impulse strategic and cooperative alliances for the formulation of the proposal on the revision and amendment of the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the Rome Statute and other correlative regulations, to amplify the protection of other human groups excluded from the definition of genocide; to characterize ethnocide as an attempt against culture, language, religion and identity of indigenous people; as well as the democratization of the UN Security Council and the strengthening of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and of the Prosecution of the International Criminal Court.
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RECIPIENTS

State Presidents, prime ministers, magistrates, judges, prosecutors and attorneys from High Court or International and Supreme Courts of Justice from each country; ministers of Justice, legislature and executive members, officials and representatives of States at the UN and other supranational organizations related to Justice, Peace and International Law; NGOs defending Human Rights and the victims of crime and of power abuse; professors, academics, students and the civil society; traditional and digital means of communication.

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METHODOLOGY

Keynote speeches, specialized panels in corresponding topics will be held during the session.

Thematic areas

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    Dignity and Human Rights: its essence, reach, foundation and validity in a globalized world.
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    The role of the UN in reestablishing and preserving peace and global security. The democratization of the Security Council.
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    Alarm signals and current threats of potential genocides, and the role of the States and social characters in the prevention of genocide and every violation of Human Rights.
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    Challenges of a Universal Justice for Peace in a globalized world: independence, autonomy and efficiency.
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    Effectiveness and functionality of the African, European and inter-American systems in defense of Human Rights.
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    Virtual promotion and divulgation of Human Rights as a tool of universal justice. Media responsibility on informing the commission of a genocide. Responsibility of social digital media of the 21 century, in denouncing serious alarm behaviors that threaten life or human dignity.
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