order to define the main aspects of its political orientation regarding
Human Rights and peace, the CPDH periodically organizes National Forums
with the participation of several international and domestic social
Nine national events have taken place up to now, whose reports represent
a source of the national reality of the moment as well as a database
of peace proposals. In the same manner, several Regional Forums have
been organized, which have brought together the leaders of social sections.
These events have been source of several important initiatives, some
of which have become laws, such as the Law 35 of 1982 of General Amnesty,
that permitted the liberation of hundreds of political prisoners across
the country. Others were included in the 1991 Constitution, in whose
writing the president of the Committee, Dr. Alfredo Vázquez Carrizosa
was involved. Others have been the origin of many campaigns and manifestations
for Human Rights.