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During the Organization of American States 45th General Assembly in Washington D.C., member states elected new members to the Inter-American Court and Commission on Human Rights.
Strengthening Tools: Historical Memory on the Reflection Process of the Inter-American System of Human Rights
CEJIL shares its views on the reflection process which took place between 2011 and 2014 within the Inter-American System of Human Rights aimed at strengthening the system and orienting future debates on the protection of regional human rights. Available in spanish only: More information.
Meet the candidates for the upcoming elections for members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I-A Court).
For both agencies, the nomination period closes on March 9th, 2015 at the start of the regular session of the General Assembly. According to the American Convention, the Commission shall be composed of persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights. Elected officials will commence their duties on January 1st, 2016.
In a move to support and strengthen human rights in the Americas, a panel of five independent experts will monitor the forthcoming election of new members to the region’s human rights commission and court.
Civil society reiterates its call for dialogue with intended candidates to the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights
Civil society organizations reiterated their request through a public statement to convene a dialogue with proposed candidates intended for high-ranking positions within the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights during the next 45th General Assembly of the Organization American States (OAS).
Civil society organizations express concern over OAS silence in wake of petitions for dialogue with candidates
Civil society organizations members of the International Coalition of Organizations for Human Rights in the Americas, deeply lament the silence and lack of formal response by the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), to the requests we made during the months of March, April, and May of 2015 where they asked the Permanent Council to convene dialogues between both organizations from civil society and the members of the Inter-American System of Human Rights (IASHR) with the candidates of the Inter-American Court and Commission of Human Rights.
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The Assembly is expected to take place on June 13th, 14th and 15th June 2016.
CEJIL held an open dialogue with the candidates running for seats in the Inter-American Commission (IACHR) and Court of Human Rights (I-A Court) on Sunday, June 14th at 2:00 p.m. More information.
Civil society organizations participating in the Forum for Civil Society and Social Actors of the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City issued a declarartion on migration in the Americas. Read the statement here.
The meeting will take place on april 7th, 2015 at the Hotel El Panama in Panama City from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. The purpose of the event is to provide a space for reflection and dialogue on the challenges faced by the region in addressing the phenomenon of forced migration and mixed migratory flows. More information.
On Thursday, March 26th, 2015, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights presented its 2014 Annual Report to the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs of the OAS. To download the document, click here.
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) took note Friday, February 27th 2015 of the notification of Haiti's withdrawal of its offer to host the XLV General Assembly of the Organization. More information.
The document attempts to address regional challenges in the areas of education, health, energy, environment, migration, security, citizen participation and democratic governance. Learn more.