• President’s Council
A body composed of members from various sectors of society: the church,
politics, human rights, sciences, culture, and labor. They meet annually to
examine the reports of the Secretaries and set the Assembly’s agenda.
• Board of Directors
Made up of members from the President’s Council. They meet monthly to examine
the reports of the Secretaries. They also determine what actions to take in
order to fulfill the objectives set out by the President’s Council’s agenda.
• Executive Committee
Composed of the presidents, vice-presidents, secretaries on the board of
directors, the treasurer, and the coordinating secretary. It meets weekly and
carries out tasks established by the Board of Directors and keeps the Board
updated on the Committee’s progress.
Specialized groups composed of specific commissions which carry out the
committees´ aims. They gather information about the state of the nation, carry
out studies, and produce reports and proposals of documents. They organize
conferences, debates, seminars, and publications.
In 2009, the three co-presidents of the APDH are
Methodist Bishop Aldo M. Etchegoyen, Sister Martha Pelloni, and Mr. Miguel
Some of the individuals that compose the APDH are:
journalists Santo Biasatti and Luisa Valmaggia, writer Ernesto Sábato, religious
leaders Monsignor Justo Laguna and Rabbi Daniel Goldman, painter Noé Jitrik,
singer León Gieco, scientist Federico Westerkamp, lawyer Raúl Zaffaroni, and
labor unionist Marta Maffei.
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