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Process of Reflection on the Workings of the IACHR with a view to Strengthening the IAHRS


 

 I.     Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the IACHR with a view to Strengthening the IAHRS
 

 II.     Recommendations of the Working Group in the Permanent Council

i.  Presentations by Delegations at the Regular Meeting Held on January 25, 2012

         ii.  Documents distributed as a result of the approval of the recommendations of the Working Group
 

         iii. Other relevant documents
 

         iv. Follow-up on resolution AG/RES.2761 (XLII-O/12)

 III.    Information on activities carried out by the IACHR pursuant to the resolution

 

I.          Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the IACHR with a view to Strengthening the IAHRS
    (July 13 to December 13 2012)

        II.         Recommendations of the Working Group in the Permanent Council (January 25, 2012 – date )

Report of the Special Working group to reflect on the workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System for consideration by the Permanent Council (Approved by the Permanent Council at its meeting held on January 25, 2012) AG/Doc. 5310/12

                 i. Presentations by delegations at the regular meeting held on January 25, 2012 (Please consult the record of the meeting: CP/ACTA 1834/12) 

·         Presentación de la Delegación de Uruguay ante el Consejo Permanente hecha durante la consideración del Informe del Grupo de Trabajo Especial de Reflexión sobre el Funcionamiento de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) para el Fortalecimiento del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (sesión ordinaria celebrada el 25 de enero de 2012) CP/INF.6387/12
 

·      Presentación de la Delegación del Ecuador ante el Consejo Permanente hecha durante la consideración del informe del grupo de trabajo Especial de Reflexión sobre el Funcionamiento de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) para el Fortalecimiento del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (Sesión ordinaria celebrada el 25 de enero de 2012) CP/INF.6392/12
 

·      Presentación de la Delegación de Costa Rica ante el Consejo Permanente hecha durante la consideración del informe del grupo de trabajo Especial de Reflexión sobre el Funcionamiento de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) para el Fortalecimiento del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (Sesión ordinaria celebrada el 25 de enero de 2012) CP/INF.6394/12

 

                 ii.   Documents distributed as a result of the approval of the recommendations of the Working Group

·      Observations on the Process of Reflection on the Workings of the Inter-American  Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights CP/INF.6386/12
 

·        Note from the President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to the Chair of the Permanent Council forwarding a "Position paper on the process of Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights Protection System" CP/INF.6424/12
 

·         Note from the Secretary General to the Chair of the Permanent Council requesting from the Member States information on progress in implementing the recommendations contained in the report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System CP/INF.6427/12 

  1.       Response of the Permanent Mission of the United States to the request from the Secretary General for information on progress in implementing the recommendations contained in the report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System CP/INF.6439/12
     

  2.      Reply of the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the request of the Secretary General for information on the progress of implementation of the recommendations contained in the Report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System CP/INF.6440/12

  • Report of the Secretary General on the recommendations of the Working Group of the Permanent Council to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System and the Inter-American Juridical Committee no AG/Doc. 5311/12 corr. 1

 

                  iii.      Other relevant documents

  •            CJI/RES. 192 (LXXX-O/12) Strengthening the Inter-American System for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights and Report on Strengthening the Inter-American System of Protection and Promotion of Human Rights CP/INF.6421/12
     

  •       Note from the Secretary General to the Chair of the Permanent Council forwarding a letter from the Chair of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) concerning the selection procedure and criteria for applicants for the post of Executive Secretary of the IACHR CP/INF.6444/12
     

                  iv.      Follow-up on resolution AG/RES.2761 (XLII-O/12)

 

                        AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12) Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the “Report of the Special Working Group to reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter- American Human Rights System” (Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 5, 2012)

Establishment of the Work Plan of the Permanent Council for implementing the resolution

 

  •      Work Plan for implementation of resolution AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12), “Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the report of the special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System” (Adopted by the Permanent Council at the meeting held on September 10, 2012) CP/doc.4787/12 rev. 4 corr. 1

1.   Note from the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the Chair of the Permanent Council transmitting observations regarding the proposed Work Plan for implementing resolution AG/RES. 2761(XLII-O/12) CP/INF.6463/12

2.   Note of the Permanent Mission of Panama to the Chair of the Permanent Council regarding the process for Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights comments on the proposed Work Plan, document CP/doc.4787/12 rev. 1 CP/INF.6467/12

3.   Note of the Permanent Mission of the United States to the Chair of the Permanent Council regarding the process for Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the report of the Special Working Group to reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights comments on the proposed Work Plan, document CP/doc.4787/12 rev. 1 CP/INF.6472/12

4.   Note from the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the Chair of the Permanent Council concerning the process for Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the Report of the Special Working Group to reflect on the workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, comments on the proposed Work Plan document CP/doc.4787/12 rev. 1 CP/INF.6474/12

5.   Note from the Permanent Mission of Ecuador requesting convocation of an informal session of the Permanent Council and the inclusion on the agenda of the “Proposed Work Plan for implementation of resolution AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12), ‘Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the Report of the Special Working Group to reflect on the workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Rights System.’” CP/INF.6501/12

6.   Draft proposed Work Plan for implementation of resolution AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12) "Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the report of the Special Working Group to reflect on the workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights" (Document CP/doc.4787/12 rev. 1, amended by the ALADI Group) CP/INF.6503/12

7.   Observations from the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the proposed work plan for implementation of resolution AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12) “Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the report of the special Working Group to reflect on the workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights” CP/INF.6504/12

8.   United States’ comments to the draft - proposed Work Plan for implementation of resolution AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12) “Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the report of the special Working Group to reflect on the workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights” comments to document CP/doc. 4787/12 rev. 3 CP/INF.6507/12

 

 

Stage One of the Work Plan’s execution:

 

Receipt of proposals

Invitation to member states

  •       Request for OAS Member States to forward their proposals for implementing the recommendations of the Working Group, by October 31, 2012 CP/doc.4787/12 rev. 4 corr. 1 add. 1

    1.       Reminder Request to OAS Member States to remit their proposals for implementing the recommendations of the Working Group by October 31, 2012 CP/INF.6533/12

  •      Responses from the Members States

     Proposals for implementing the recommendations contained in the Report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter- merican Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System

  1.        Presented by the Republic of Panama: CP/INF.6540/12
     Presented by the Republic of Panama: CP/INF.6540/12 add. 1

  2.        Presented by Nicaragua CP/INF.6553/12

  3.        Presented by the United States CP/INF.6554/12

  4.        Presented by Canada CP/INF.6555/12
     Presented by Canada CP/INF.6555/12 add. 1

  5.        Presented by Brazil CP/INF.6556/12

  6.        Presented by Chile CP/INF.6557/12

  7.        Presented by Guatemala CP/INF.6558/12

  8.        Presented by Ecuador CP/INF.6560/12

  9.        Presented by Mexico CP/INF.6569/12

  10.        Presented by the Eastern Republic of Uruguay CP/INF.6572/12

  11.        Presented by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela CP/INF.6582/12

  12.        Presented by the Colombia CP/INF.6583/12
     Presented by the Colombia CP/INF.6583/12 add. 1

  13.        Presented by the Argentine Republic CP/INF.6584/12

  14.        Presented by the Government of Jamaica CP/INF.6586/12

  15.        Presented by Peru CP/INF.6591/12

  16.        Presented by Costa Rica CP/INF.6596/12

  17.        Presented by El Salvador CP/INF.6599/12

PROPOSALS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF RESOLUTION AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12) “FOLLOW-UP ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE “REPORT OF THE SPECIAL WORKING GROUP TO REFLECT ON THE WORKINGS OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS WITH A VIEW TO STRENGTHENING THE INTER-AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS (Compendium of proposals by OAS member states received as of November 30, 2012) CP/INF.6604/12

 

Invitation to other stakeholders

 

1.   Request for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the OAS General Secretariat, Civil Society Organizations, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Juridical Committee to forward their proposals for implementing the recommendations of the Working Group, by October 31, 2012 CP/doc.4787/12 rev. 4 corr. 1 add. 2 

 

 

A.     Response of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

  1.      Response of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights – “IACHR” to the OAS Permanent Council on the recommendations contained in the “Report of the Special working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the IACHR with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System” CP/INF.6541/12 corr. 1

B.     Responses from civil society organizations 

       

Proposals for Implementing the Recommendations of the “Report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System”

  1.      Presented by the following civil society organizations in Guatemala, pursuant to document CP/doc.4787/12 rev. 4 corr. 1 add. 2): ... CP/INF.6531/12

  2.       Presented by the Instituto de Defensa Legal and Fundación para el Debido Proceso Legal of Peru CP/INF.6546/12

  3.       Presented by the organization Freedom House CP/INF.6548/12

  4.      Presented by the International Coalition of Human Rights Organizations in the Americas CP/INF.6549/12

  5.       Presented by National People’s Development Organization [ONALDEP] CP/INF.6550/12

  6.       Presented by the Center for Justice and International Law [CEJIL] CP/INF.6552/12

  7.       Presented by the following civil society organizations: Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente [AIDA], a regional organization Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental [CEMDA], Mexico Centro de Incidencia Ambiental de Panamá [CIAM], Panama Corporación de Derecho y Gestión Ambiental [ECOLEX], El Salvador Earthjustice, United States Fiscalía del Medio Ambiente [FIMA], Chile) CP/INF.6559/12 rev. 1

  8.       Presented by FUSADES CP/INF.6561/12

  9.       Presented by the Inter-American Federation of Lawyers [FIA] CP/INF.6562/12

  10.      Presented by the Coalition of Uruguayan social organizations defending the Inter-American Human Rights System CP/INF.6563/12

  11.       Presented by the organization Unidad Industrial Iztapalapa A.C CP/INF.6564/12

  12.      Presented by the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights [CLADEM] CP/INF.6565/12

  13.    Presented by the Inter-American Association of Public Defender Offices [AIDEF] CP/INF.6566/12 corr. 1

  14.    Presented by Alianza Regional por la Libertad de Expresión e Información CP/INF.6567/12

  15.     Presented by the following organizations: Conectas Direitos Humanos Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Justicia y Sociedad [Dejusticia] Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales [CELS] Instituto de Defensa Legal [IDL] Fundación para el Debido Proceso Legal [DPLF) Centro de Análisis e Investigación [FUNDAR]) CP/INF.6568/12 rev. 1

     

C.     Other documents submitted by civil society organizations

  1.       Communiqué from the Institución Nacional de Derechos Humanos y Defensoría del Pueblo of Uruguay in support of strengthening the autonomy and independence of the inter-American human rights system: CP/INF.6542/12
     

    D.  Document on “Financially Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System:  Presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States CP/INF.6585/12

     

Stage Two of the Work Plan’s execution:

 

Review and discussion of proposals by the Permanent Council

 

Schedule of Meetings:  CP/INF.6530/12 rev. 1

  • Special Meeting of November 7, 2012

  • Special Meeting of November 26, 2012

  • Special Meeting of December 5, 2012

     

  • Special Meeting of December 7, 2012

    • Agenda CP/INF.6581/12

    • Order of Business CP/OD-1887/12 in the morning

    • Order of Business CP/OD-1888/12 in the afternoon

    • Special Meeting of the Permanent Council on the Strengthening of the Inter-American Human Rights System (VIDEO)
       

    • Comparative Analysis of the Practice of Precautionary Measures Among International Human Rights Bodies Submitted to Special Meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States by the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California, United States of America CP/INF.6614/12 add. 18

    • Intervention of Peace Brigades International – PBI CP/INF.6614/12 add. 21

    • Intervention of ACM President, Wesley Gibbings CP/INF.6614/12 add. 22
       

  • Special Meeting of December 11, 2012

     

Stage Three of the Work Plan’s execution:

 

Preparation of a report for the consideration of the General Assembly

  • Proposed draft resolution for the special session of the General Assembly and appendix: measures for implementing the recommendations contained in the report of the special working group to reflect on the workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System (Presented by the Chair of the Permanent Council)  CP/doc.4813/12 rev. 1
     

  • Draft schedule of meetings for stages III and IV of the work plan for implementation of resolution AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12), “Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System” (Presented by the Chair of the Permanent Council on January 16, 2013) CP/doc.4815/13 rev. 2
     

    • Draft schedule of meetings for stages III and IV of the work plan for implementation of resolution AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12), “Follow-up on the recommendations contained in the Report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System” (Suggestions of the delegation of Ecuador on the draft submitted by the Chair of the Permanent Council on January 16, 2013) CP/doc.4816/13

Special Meeting of January 30, 2013

Special Meeting of February 5, 2013

Special Meeting of February 7, 2013

Special Meeting of February 13, 2013

Special Meeting of February 15, 2013

Special Meeting of February 20, 2013

Special Meeting of February 22, 2013

Special Meeting of February 25, 2013

Special Meeting of March 1, 2013

Special Meeting of March 7, 2013

Special Meeting of March 8, 2013

Special Meeting of March 13, 2013

Special Meeting of March 19, 2013

 

Stage Four of the Work Plan’s Execution:

Holding of the Special Session of the General Assembly

  • Place and Date of the Forty-fourth Special Session of the General Assembly (Adopted at its session held on February 6, 2013) CP/RES.1009 (1894/13)
     

  • Results of the Process of Reflection on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a View to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System (Adopted at the plenary session, held on March 22, 2013 and subject to revision by the Style Committee) AG/RES. 1 (XLIV-E/13) corr. 1

 

        III.             Information on activities carried out by the IACHR pursuant to the resolution AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12)

 

i.    Note from the President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to the Chair of the OAS Permanent Council on the Follow-up process of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the recommendations contained in the “Report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System” [AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12)] CP/INF.6515/12

  •      Note from the President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to the Chair of the OAS Permanent Council on the Follow-up process of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the recommendations contained in the “Report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System” [AG/RES. 2761 (XLII-O/12)] (Extension of the period for consultation regarding the strengthening process until October 5, 2012) CP/INF.6515/12 add 1.

ii.  Response of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights – “IACHR” to the OAS Permanent Council on the recommendations contained in the “Report of the Special working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the IACHR with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System” CP/INF.6541/12 corr. 1

 

iii.  Draft Amendments to the Rules of Procedure, Policies, and Practices of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that were open for Public Consultation this past February 15 (Note from the Executive Secretary of the IACHR to the Chair of the OAS Permanent Council)CP/doc.4824/13

 

iv.   Enlace a la página sobre las actividades que en torno a este proceso adelanta la CIDH:

Consultation to actors of the Inter-American System y Process for Strengthening the IACHR

 

 

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