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IACHR Receives Information for Follow-Up Reports on Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Dominican Republic

August 15, 2016

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Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is currently preparing its Annual Report 2016, which will be presented at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) next year.

As established in its Rules of Procedure, in the Annual Report the IACHR will include follow-up reports to the country reports approved by the Commission on December 31, 2015, on Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. In its follow-up reports, the IACHR will analyze the level of State compliance with the recommendations made in the country reports.

The IACHR has requested that the four States present information on compliance with those recommendations. In addition, the IACHR calls on civil society organizations to present information they consider relevant concerning compliance with the recommendations in their areas of expertise. These materials will be relevant for the corresponding follow-up analysis. The Commission values and thanks civil society organizations for their cooperation.

The information must be sent to the following e-mail: cidhgeografico@oas.org  before or on September 15, 2016.

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 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.

No. 115/16