Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

Organization type
IGO
Main activity
Reporting/monitoring
Organization contact links
Organization logo: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

The IACHR is a principal and autonomous organ of the Organization of American States (“OAS”) whose mission is to promote and protect human rights in the American hemisphere. It is composed of seven independent members who serve in a personal capacity. Created by the OAS in 1959, the Commission has its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Together with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (“the Court” or “the I/A Court H.R.), installed in 1979, the Commission is one of the institutions within the inter-American system for the protection of human rights (“IAHRS”).

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Headquarter

Washington, D.C., USA

Geographical scope of work/action

Regional

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