Ombudsman assumes the Pro Tempore Presidency of and hosts meeting of the Central American Council of Human Rights Ombudsmen, Belize City

The Ombudsman of Belize welcomes the Central American Council of Human Rights Defenders/Ombudsmen to Belize City, Belize from 25 to 27 May, 2016. During the Council’s visit, the Ombudsman of Belize will assume the Presidency of the Council for the year 2016 to 2017. Furthermore, on May 25, the Council will host a Forum on Internal Displacement and Forced Migration, a topic of important concern to the region at the moment. The Council will also have closed meetings to discuss other important topics, including the formulation of plans and projects, adoption of resolutions and other matters.

The Council was reconstituted in February 2015 and consists of the seven Central American Countries of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. The Presidency rotates among the member countries annually. The purposes of the Council are the strengthening and protection of human rights of the Central American people; exchange of experiences on topics of national and regional concerns; and advocacy for improvements in the quality of life within the region and among member countries.

Ombudsman of Belize
May 25, 2016