On March 13, 2018, HRREC member Nelson Arturo Ovalle Diaz, Ph.D., gave two conferences in Mexico. The first, at the National Autonomus University of Mexico was on IHL and transitional justice as a mechanism to end armed conflicts.
The second presentation was at the Mexican National Human Rights Commission. On this occasion, Ovalle Diaz explained the seven universal principles of the effective application of human rights on a specific case. According to him, these general principles are generally recognized in international law and are the source of its application to internal law: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and the American Convention on Human Rights. According to case law and doctrine, the seven general principles of international law recognized in respect of human rights are: public order, universality, uniqueness, irreversibility, progressivity, maximisation (favourable interpretation of rights and freedoms), and the limited scope of rules of fiscal law, disciplinary law, penal law, criminal law, and penitentiary law.
Both presentations by Nelson Arturo Ovalle Diaz got a noticeable media coverage in Mexico: