IACHR

Memoranda of Understanding

The IACHR has signed several Memoranda of Understanding with institutions at the national, regional and international levels.

Agreement for Technical Assistance

On November 18, 2014, the IACHR formalized an agreement for technical assistance with the State of Mexico and the representatives of the missing students of Ayotzinapa. Through this agreement, the Commission will be able to appoint an Interdisciplinary Group of technical cooperation for the search of the 43 missing students from the Rural Normal School "Raúl Isidro Burgos" Ayotzinapa, Iguala as well as the investigations and actions to be adopted in order to punish the perpetrators and the assistance to the families. The primary purpose of this agreement is to solve the structural problems underlying the forced disappearances in Mexico, which have not been limited to the students of Iguala. The ceremony of the formalization of the agreement was held on November 18 in the Federal District and counted with the presence of the IACHR Rapporteur for Mexico, Commissioner James Cavallaro; the Executive Secretary of the IACHR, Emilio Alvarez Icaza; the Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Juan Manuel Gomez Robledo, and the beneficiaries of the precautionary measure granted by the IACHR to the students of Ayotzinapa, who were represented by Mario Pattern of Human Rights Centre Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez (Centre PRODH). The parents of the missing students were also present as well as representatives of the students of Ayotzinapa and representatives of the Attorney General's Office and the Interior Ministry.



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National Autonomus University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM)

On June 24, 2013, the IACHR signed the a cooperation agreement with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Through this agreement, the Inter-American Commission will support three activities to be carried out by UNAM: training students through hypothetical case studies, holding a specialized seminar on the subject, and awarding a fellowship that will enable a student to receive professional experience at the Inter-American Commission’s headquarters.

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Supreme Court of Justice of Paraguay

On February 22, 2013, the Inter-American Commission signed a cooperation agreement with Paraguay’s Supreme Court of Justice, in order to strengthen the relationship of cooperation between the institutions. The goal of the agreement is to coordinate efforts to strengthen relations between the institutions, deepen the knowledge of the law and the promotion of a juridical culture to benefit a better delivery of justice, and to promote education in human rights.

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Corte Suprema de Justicia de Paraguay
Corte Suprema de Justicia de Paraguay
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Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia

On November 15, 2012, the Inter-American Commission signed a memorandum of understanding with Colombia's Supreme Court of Justice, in order to strengthen the relationship of cooperation between the institutions. The document lays out the parties' intention to sign an agreement that reflects that interest, to protect and promote human rights, along with the intention to hold meetings and forums and implement training and educational programs for justice operators and the Colombian public.

Dr. Javier Zapata Ortiz, President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia, signs the memorandum of understanding
Dr. Javier Zapata Ortiz, President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia, signs the memorandum of understanding
(Left to right) Emilio Alvarez-Icaza, IACHR Executive Secretary; Ambassador Andres Gonzalez Diaz, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the OAS; Dr. Javier Zapata Ortiz, President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia; IACHR Chair, Jose de Jesus Orozco
(Left to right) Emilio Alvarez-Icaza, IACHR Executive Secretary; Ambassador Andres Gonzalez Diaz, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the OAS; Dr. Javier Zapata Ortiz, President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia; IACHR Chair, Jose de Jesus Orozco
De izquierda a derecha: Embajador Andrés González Díaz, Representante Permanente de Colombia ante la OEA; Dr. Javier Zapata Ortiz, Presidente de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de Colombia; Presidente de la CIDH, José de Jesús Orozco
(Left to right) Ambassador Andres Gonzalez Diaz, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the OAS; Dr. Javier Zapata Ortiz, President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia; IACHR Chair, Jose de Jesus Orozco

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Human Rights Commission of the Federal District (Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal), Mexico

On October 18, 2012, the IACHR signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Institutional Cooperation with the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District (Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal, CDHDF), Mexico.

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International Criminal Court

On April 25, 2012, the IACHR signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Criminal Court (ICC). 

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Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico

On October 14, 2011, the IACHR signed an Agreement with the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico.

Inter-American Human Rights Institute and Inter-American Court of Human Rights

On August 19, 2004, the Secretariat of the IACHR signed an Agreement on Joint Work with the Secretariat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Executive Direction of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights