Secretary General Meets with the IACHR
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza, was received by the plenary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on November 6, 2012. The Secretary General, who was accompanied by the chief of staff, Hugo de Zela, was received by the IACHR Chair, Jose de Jesus Orozco Henriquez, and the Executive Secretary, Emilio Alvarez-Icaza, in the IACHR President's Office. Afterwards, he met with all the members of the Commission. This meeting took place during the 146 Period of Sessions of the IACHR, which takes place from October 29 to November 16, 2012.
The OAS Press Department issued a photo of the event, along with which it was informed that: “Secretary General Insulza and the Commissioners agreed on the advisability of maintaining an ongoing dialogue on the common goals, shared by the IACHR, the General Secretariat and the Member States, of ensuring that all the countries of the Americas are fully integrated into the Inter-American Human Rights System, that the decisions of the Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights are being followed, and financing is increased. Insulza considered that, to reach agreements and make progress toward these goals, dialogue between the IACHR and the countries is the way to achieve more effective results, and deeply appreciated the response given by the IACHR to the approach of the Member States.”