Panel Participates in the American University Event
On June 7, 2022, the Inspection Panel participated in a seminar on 'Independent Accountability Mechanisms’ Experience on Cases Related to Meaningful Consultation and Access to Information’. The seminar was hosted by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Washington College of Law of American University (AUWCL). The event was part of a series of discussions on ‘2022 Human Rights Month: The Experts Speak Series’ hosted by American University.
The Inspection Panel’s senior staff Serge Selwan presented on the Inspection Panel’s experience on Meaningful Consultations and the impact of Intimidation & Reprisals. Participants’ attention was drawn to the Panel’s latest Advisory Report on Intimidation & Reprisals. Other presenters participants included Andrea Repetto, Director of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM/MICI), Andrea Guevara, Case Officer in the Compliance Review Phase of MICI, David Hunter, Professor of International and Comparative Environmental Law at AUWCL, and Claudia Martin, Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at AUWCL, who moderated the seminar. Questions from the attendance, which included a large number of practitioners in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, revolved around the principles of meaningful consultation and the means to ensure it in the context of development investment projects.