The IACHR has signed several Memoranda of Understanding with institutions at the national, regional and international levels.
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.
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.
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.
Speech of the IACHR Chair during the ceremony to subscribe the memorandum
(Available only in Spanish)
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.
International Criminal Court
On April 25, 2012, the IACHR signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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