IACHR Announces Calendar of Hearings for 186th Period of Sessions

February 23, 2023


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Washington, D.C. — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has published the calendar of public hearings that will take place as part of the 183rd Period of Sessions, to be held in person from March 6–10, 2023, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in the United States.

During the period of sessions, several promotional events and 18 public hearings will be held, covering a range of human rights issues affecting people in movement, the LGBTI community, women, indigenous peoples, human rights defenders, and journalists in OAS member countries and the Americas as a whole. Of the 17 hearings, 3 will follow up on cases that have been brought before the IACHR and 1 concerns the implementation of precautionary measures that have been granted. An in-person meeting with civil society on the human rights situation in the United States will also be held on March 10, 2023.

In accordance with Article 68 of the IACHR’s Rules of Procedure, all hearings will be public and will be streamed live via the IACHR’s official Facebook YouTube , and Twitter accounts. The sessions are open to all people wishing to attend (without the need to sign up in advance), and attendance is only limited by the space available at the venue where the hearings are to be held. Accredited individuals and organizations requiring interpretation and closed captioning must sign up to attend the corresponding hearings via Zoom, links to which can be found in the calendar of hearings.

The IACHR wishes to thank the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for its invitation to hold this period of sessions on its campus. Holding periods of sessions at a venue other than IACHR headquarters is a way for the organization to raise its profile and expand its capacity for promoting human rights in the Americas. 

A principal, autonomous body of the Organization of American States (OAS), the IACHR derives its mandate from the OAS Charter and the American Convention on Human Rights. The Inter-American Commission has a mandate to promote respect for and to defend human rights in the region and acts as a consultative body to the OAS in this area. The Commission is composed of seven independent members who are elected in an individual capacity by the OAS General Assembly and who do not represent their countries of origin or residence.

This press release was modified on March 2, 2023.


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