The IACHR announces its 187th Period of Sessions and receives requests for virtual public hearings.

March 27, 2023

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Washington, D.C. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will hold its 187th Regular Session from the 10th to the 21st of July 2023, at its headquarters in Washington D.C., where it will conduct virtual public hearings.

Requests for the public hearings concerning all Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) can be submitted through the online system in the organization's four official languages: EnglishPortugueseFrench and Spanish. The deadline for submitting requests is April 17th, 2023, at 23:59 (EST), Washington, D.C. time.

Petitioners will be informed if their applications have been approved up to one month before the hearings, and the hearing schedule will be published on the IACHR website up to ten days before the start of the Period of Sessions.

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.

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