Hate speech, denial and the implementation of lawfare to persecute political opponents are the axes of the sixth Federal Meeting on Human Rights that will be held this Saturday at the former ESMA site. There, militants, workers, students and academics from all over the country are expected to participate in this conclave promoted by the Federal Human Rights Network. It will be a day of debate and reflection on issues that cover different areas related to the exercise of human rights in the national territory and will focus on those problems that “condition political development and the strengthening of democracy,” as indicated by the Secretary National Human Rights and promoter of the initiative, Horacio Pietragalla Corti. The debate on this point will be the most convening of the day, with the participation of Estela de Carlotto, Taty Almeida and Lita Boitano, among others.

Vera Jarach (Mothers of Plaza de Mayo), Buscarita Roa (Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo) and also the lawyer and journalist Pablo Llonto will participate in the meeting. For Mothers of young people killed by security forces will be Miriam Medina, mother of Sebastián Bordón. And actors and actresses, trade union and social activists, jurists, academics and young students who will gather in the Space for Memory and Human Rights that works in the former ESMA have already confirmed their participation. During those hours, discussions will be held, but experiences will also be shared in order to later “take stock of the human rights situation in each region and actively contribute to the reconstruction of a Homeland with rights for all.” The meeting had its first chapter in 2016 in the framework of the emergency in which the Cambiemos government plunged the sector.

Thus, from 10 o’clock the exchanges will begin in the different commissions for whose participation, open to all public, it is necessary to fill out a form first. “We hope to be able to discuss the human rights agenda that today is plagued by what we understand to be one of the most serious problems, such as hate speech and the persecution of leaders who are today in the ruling party, centered on the figure of ( Vice President) Cristina Krichner, which condition political development and the strengthening of our democracy,” Pietragalla Corti pointed out.

The theme will be a prominent line of reflection on the agendas of most of the sectoral tables. As they appear in the programs of each of the commissions, hate speech, discrimination and racism will be covered in the debates on Original Peoples and access to land, where they will also talk about the crimes against humanity they suffered. these communities and the trials for the truth as mechanisms to address them from the reparation point of view. In addition, the territorial problems that they suffer, with the special framework of the recent and violent evictions of Mapuche communities in San Carlos de Bariloche; the role of the Judiciary and the security forces in the operations and legislative debts linked to the territorial claim of the peoples.

The commissions on Disability, Mental Health and Migrants will have as their axis the construction of meaning that will make it possible to put aside rhetoric of rejection and segregation, xenophobia and racism and allow progress towards new inclusive social models. At the Diversities table, the debate will be led by the referents Sasa Testa, Say Sacayán and Greta Pena. From the Labor and Human Rights Commission they will address the issue based on the persecution, violence and hate speech produced and disseminated against union leaders.

The area on Institutional Violence will analyze how these concepts and meanings influence episodes of this type. The Communication Commission, with the participation of journalists Luciana Bertoia de Page 12Cynthia Ottaviano and Ari Lijalad, will discuss denialism, lawfare and hate speech and how meaning is built around it through the media.

The tables dedicated to Spaces of Memory, Trials against Humanity and Identity will reflect on how hate and denial speech affects and affects those sites and the courtrooms where the debates take place.

“We expect massive assistance. We understand that it is necessary to be able to continue building a programmatic agenda linked to human rights, not only to design and strengthen the management of the area, but also to add to the electoral agenda for next year,” Pietragalla Corti added. .

At 3:00 p.m., after the sectorized work, the participants of the meeting will come together in an open talk led by the former judge Raúl Eugenio Zaffaroni, the former vice president Amado Boudou, the lawyer Graciana Peñafort, the national secretary of Justice, Juan Martín Mena and the national deputy Hugo Yasky, which will be decidedly dedicated to reflections on hate speech and lawfare. The closing will be at 5:00 p.m. and will be in charge of the leaders of the human rights movement, Estela de Carlotto for Abuela de Plaza de Mayo, Taty Almeida for Madre de Plaza de Mayo Taty Almeida and Lita Boitano, for Relatives of the Disappeared and Detained for Political reasons.

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