IACHR Calls Interested Organizations to Participate in Two Hearings

October 1, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR or Commission), in accordance with Article 61 of its Rules of Procedures, has decided to convene interested organizations to participate in two hearings, requested by the States: one on the National Program on Human Rights of Mexico; and the other on the National Plan on Human Rights 2014-2016 of Peru.

The hearings will take place during the 153rd Period of Sessions, which will be held from October 23 to November 7, 2014, at the headquarters of the Commission in Washington, DC. The hearings will be held on October 27, 28, 30 and 31.

For this purpose, today the Commission will receive applications of those interested in participate in these hearings, which were requested by the States. All applications must be made through the automated digital system created by the IACHR to receive applications. Requests for participation sent by other means will not be accepted. The system is now open through October 4, inclusive. In accordance with Article 66 of the Rules of the Commission, the applicant shall provide the purpose of his/her participation.

This system is the only means to submit such applications and is available here.

Starting October 8, the Commission will notify the organizations invited to take part in these hearings.  In hearings requested by the States, civil society will have a total of 15 minutes to present relevant information. The IACHR will not cover any expenses related to the participation in these hearings.

Those organization and individuals that are not invited to the hearing can submit written documents and information deemed relevant in relation to the subject of the hearings.