Country Visits

2020

Chile, January 25 - 31, 2020

The IACHR carried out its on-site visit to Chile from January 25 to 31, the purpose of which was to observe the human rights situation based on the events of the social protests, evaluating their causes and consequences. During the visit, the IACHR met with authorities, victims of the civic-military dictatorship, and civil society organizations at the London 38 Memorial Site and the José Domingo Cañas Memorial House, in Santiago, to gather specific information on memory, truth, and justice in the country.



2019

El Salvador, December 2 - 4, 2019

The Inter-American Commission carried out an on-site visit to El Salvador between December 2 and 4, which aimed to observe the human rights situation on the ground. On the occasion of the meeting, the IACHR met with authorities, victims of the internal armed conflict, and civil society organizations in San Salvador, and in Tecoluca, to collect information on memory, truth, and justice.

Paraguay, October 14 - 17, 2019

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) carried out, between October 14 and 17, 2019, a working visit to Paraguay in order to obtain information regarding the situation of human rights in the country, in particular in relation to to the situation of the rights of girls, boys and adolescents; Women's; Indigenous villages; issues of the right to equality and non-discrimination; memory, truth, and justice, as well as the rights of persons deprived of liberty.

Uruguay, May 27 - 29, 2019

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) carried out a working visit to Uruguay, between May 27 and 29, 2019, in order to obtain information regarding the human rights situation in the country, particularly in relation to the situation of the subject of memory, truth, and justice; persons deprived of liberty and girls, boys and adolescents; as well as the rights of women and LGBTI people. The delegation was made up of Commissioner Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, President of the IACHR and Rapporteur on the Rights of the Child, by Commissioner Antonia Urrejola Noguera, Country Rapporteur on Uruguay, and by specialists from the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR.

The Commission recognizes the important leadership of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay in consolidating the independence and autonomy of the Inter-American Human Rights System. At the same time, it thanks to the State for all the assistance provided in organizing and conducting the visit, as well as the openness and support of the authorities from the highest level to address issues of interest to the IACHR. Likewise, the Commission appreciates the efforts of representatives of civil society organizations, journalists, human rights defenders, and victims of human rights violations and they're next of kin to present it with information and testimonies.

Within the framework of this visit, the Inter-American Commission held working meetings with various State institutions, including meetings with authorities from the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches; with representatives of civil society organizations; with academic sectors of Uruguay; and with people who are victims of violations of their human rights.



2018

Brazil, November 5 - 12, 2018

The IACHR carried out an on-site visit to Brazil, from November 5 to 12, 2018, with the aim of observing the human rights situation on the ground 23 years later. During that visit, the IACHR met with authorities and victims of the civic-military dictatorship and civil society organizations in São Paulo, and in Rio de Janeiro, to collect information on memory, truth, and justice in the country.

Peru, October 29 - 31, 2018

The Inter-American Commission carried out a working visit to Peru between October 29 and 31, 2018 in order to follow up on the reform projects of the country's justice system and to obtain information regarding the human rights situation of Peru. women, girls, and adolescents. During the meeting, the IACHR stated that it notes with concern that sexual violence against women was used as a systematic practice of subjugation, terror, and humiliation, events that differently affected peasant and indigenous women and that most of these acts continue in impunity.



2017

Guatemala, July 31 to August 4, 2017

The IACHR carried out an on-site visit to Guatemala between July 31 and August 4. Within the framework of the meeting, the IACHR met with authorities, as well as victims of the internal armed conflict and civil society organizations to collect information on memory, truth, and justice. In addition, the IACHR paid a visit to the Historical Archive of the National Police, in Guatemala City.