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IACHR Announces Working Visit to Peru in Response to Social Protests Around the Recent Institutional Crisis

November 25, 2020

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Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will conduct a working visit to Ecuador from November 29 to December 2, 2020, to observe the human rights situation in the country on the ground, specifically in connection with the current social protests around the recent institutional crisis. 

The delegation will be led by the President of the IACHR, Joel Hernández, and will also include Commissioner Edgar Stuardo Ralón, Rapporteur for Peru, the Interim Executive Secretary, María Claudia Pulido, the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Pedro Vaca, and members of the Executive Secretariat technical team.

The IACHR welcomes the fact that the State of Peru has agreed to it carrying out this mission and wishes to express its gratitude. During the visit, the delegation will meet with State authorities, civil society representatives, victims of human rights violations, and other relevant stakeholders.

Due to health protocols relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IACHR announced that it will not be able to receive any type of documentary material or paper-based applications relating to requests and cases. Any new petitions and/or requests for precautionary measures and related supporting information should be submitted only through the IACHR portal. Please send any technical queries on the IACHR portal via email to [email protected]. For any other general questions or information, please send an email to [email protected]. 

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 and to defend 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.

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