Forum "Human Dignity, Presumption of Innocence and Human Rights" at the Municipal Police Academy in Ciudad Juarez
Respect for human dignity as the foundation of peace
Giving continuity to the National Judicial Forums of the "Justice for Peace" project, the Municipal Police Academy in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, brought together experts from the field of human rights, members of the judiciary, university students and the media, to speak of human dignity, presumption of innocence and human rights.
The event, which took place on September 14, 2015, emphasized the work of prevention and the effectiveness of justice, mindful that the right to access the administration of justice - today - is considered one of the rights most violated
Among the panelists was the participation of Dr. William Soto Santiago, with the subject of respect for human dignity as the foundation of peace; Mr. Gabriel Pacheco, fourth district judge in the state of Chihuahua; and José Luis Armendariz, president of the State Human Rights Commission.
For Dr. Soto, the recognition of human dignity by the Rule of Law, also means guaranteeing the person the enjoyment of material conditions that allow them to carry out their life project..
For Dr. Soto, the recognition of human dignity by the Rule of Law, also means guaranteeing the person the enjoyment of material conditions that allow them to carry out their life project.
Human rights as a subject of constant evolution
Gabriel Pacheco highlighted that within the evolution of human rights, the fact that it has gone from thinking that the same are an assignment given by the State, to begin to consider that it is a recognition that must be made to humans for the simple fact of being people.
In his speech, Mr. José Luis Armendariz indicated that human dignity can be seen, among others, as an element of equality and as an element of self-respect.
"The worst enemy of dignity, undoubtedly, is violence in all its forms of expression. On the contrary, there is no other way to strengthen dignity except through peace," argued Armendariz.