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Questionnaire for the Report on the progress and the constructive efforts regarding the respect and the guarantee of the rights of LGBTI persons in the Americas

The Rapporteurship on rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex persons (LGBTI) of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights initiated a public consultation process to receive information on the measures adopted by the States to progress the respect and protection of diversity in regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression – real or perceived – and bodily diversity.

The deadline for the submission of information is October 1st, 2017, and it should be sent to:

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights – Organization of American States
1889 F Street, NW
Washington DC, 20006
cidh_lgtbi@oas.org

Questionnaire for Report on Children’s Rights, Freedom of Expression, and the Media

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression and the Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) initiated a public consultation process on July 8th to receive information on the promotion of freedom of expression and the role of the media in the hemisphere in connection with the rights of children and adolescents. The inputs received from this process will be used to draft a thematic report on “Children’s Rights, Freedom of Expression, and the Media in the Americas.”

The deadline for the submission of information is September 9th, 2016, and it should be sent to:
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights – Organization of American States
1889 F Street, NW
Washington DC, 20006
cidhexpresion@oas.org

Questionnaire to assist in the preparation of a report on national protection mechanisms for human rights defenders

The Inter-American Commission invites States, civil society, and other non-State actors to answer the questionnaire and contribute any additional information possible for analysis, as part of the preparation of the report.

Responses to this questionnaire must be submitted no later than August 15, 2016 to CIDHDefensores@oas.org and CIDHTematico@oas.org. Please indicate in subject line of email the country about which information is being provided.

If you do not have internet access, responses may be sent to the following address:
Attn: Questionnaire on national protection mechanisms for human rights defenders
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
1889 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006  

Consultation Questionnaire on Measures Designed to Reduce the Use of Pretrial Detention

The Rapporteurship on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty will prepare a study this year on the follow-up to the recommendations regarding the use of pretrial detention made by the IACHR in its 2013 report "Use of Pretrial Detention in the Americas".

The deadline for sending in the requested information is May 22, 2016, and it should be sent to:

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Organization of American States
1889 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
cidhtematico@oas.org

The email subject line should be: Consultation – Pretrial Detention Questionnaire. Please direct any question or request for clarification to sgalvan@oas.org.

Questionnaire of Consultation for a Report on National Child Protection Systems

The Inter-American Commission invites the States, civil society, and other non-State actors to answer the questionnaire and contribute any additional information possible for analysis, as part of the preparation of the report.

Answers to the questionnaire may be sent until May 31, 2016 to the following email address: relatorianinez@oas.org, with a copy sent to CIDHtematico@oas.org (please write Questionnaire on NCPS in the email subject line, followed by the name of the country in question). The questionnaire may also be sent to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, 1889 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20006, addressed to the IACHR Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child

Consultation for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Strategic Plan / 2016-2020

The IACHR is in the process of preparing its strategic plan for the next five years, 2016-2010. It considers the participation of the member states and of the human rights organizations that use the system to be very important to this process. 

The deadline to send answers is December 14, 2015. The answers must be sent to: CIDHPlaneacion@oas.org

Questionnaire for states and civil society to assist in the preparation of the annual overview of the human rights situation in the hemisphere

On July 31, 2015, the IACHR published a questionnaire of consultation inviting States and civil society to submit information to the Commission for the elaboration of Section A of Chapter IV of its Annual Report 2015. The topics of the questionnaire this year are access to water and use of force.

Chapter IV.A of the IACHR provides an annual description on the human rights situation in the hemisphere, resulting from the work and supervision of the Commission, and which shall include the main tendencies, issues, challenges, advances and positive practices regarding both political and civil rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights.

The deadline to send answers is September 15, 2015. The answers must be sent to CIDHGeografico@oas.org with the following words in the Subject: Questionnaire on Chapter IV.A. 2015 – Regional / Country name. Please change the highlighted words indicating if the responses being sent are applicable to all the region (write “Regional”) or if they refer to a specific country (write the name of the country about which information is being provided).

Questionnaire for states and civil society to assist in the preparation of the annual overview of the human rights situation in the hemisphere

On January 27, 2015, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published a questionnaire of consultation inviting States and civil society to submit their responses providing examples of the most emblematic issues that demonstrate patterns or obstacles, as well as good practices, for the annual overview on the situation of human rights in the hemisphere.

The present questionnaire has been created to collect information from States and civil society to be considered in the preparation of Chapter IV.A of the IACHR’s 2014 Annual Report with respect to the topics of citizen insecurity; State compliance with the recommendations of the IACHR, the decisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) and the human rights standards of the inter-American system; discrimination on the basis of ethnic or racial origin; and migrants.

The deadline to send answers is February 23, 2015. The answers must be sent to cidhdenuncias@oas.org with the following words in the Subject: Consultation Chapter IV.A.

In case of no access to Internet, responses may be mailed to:


Ref: Consultation Chapter IV.A.
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Organization of American States
1889 F Street, NW
Washington DC 20006

Questionnaire for States and Civil Society to Assist in the Preparation of a Report on the Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders through the Misuse of Criminal Law (2014)

On August 1, 2014, the Rapporteurship on Human Rights Defenders published a questionnaire of consultation with States and civil society for the elaboration of a report on the the Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders through the Misuse of Criminal Law. The deadline to respond is Octuber 16, 2014.

The answers must be sent to cidhdefensores@oas.org with the following words in the Subject: Questionnaire on Criminalization.

In case of no access to Internet, responses may be mailed to:

Rapporteurship on Human Rights Defenders
Ref: Questionnaire on Criminalization
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Organization of American States
1889 F Street, NW
Washington DC 20006

Questionnaire of Consultation for a Report on Organized Armed Violence and the rights of boys, girls and adolescents in the Americas, 2014

Between 25th and 28th February, 2014, the Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child made public a Questionnaire of Consultation in order to receive information for a Regional Report on the situation of boys, girls and adolescents in different contexts of organized armed violence in the region. The main purpose of this study is to develop recommendations to the States that provide guidelines for actions which, under international human rights law, they must take for the effective protection of the fundamental rights of boys, girls and adolescents in these contexts. The information gathered through this questionnaire will be one of the sources for that report. The deadline to receive responses is March 31, 2014. Please send them to relatorianinez@oas.org, using “Questionnaire on Organized Armed Violence” in the subject of the email.

The IACHR has decided to extend the deadline to receive responses until May 15th, 2014.

Questionnaire of Consultation for a Report on Violence against Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bisexual and Intersex Persons in the Americas

On October 21, 2013, the Unit on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bisexual and Intersex Persons in the Americas made public a Questionnaire of Consultation in order to receive information for a Regional Report on Violence against Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bisexual and Intersex Persons in the Americas. The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather information for a regional report focusing on the situation of violence against lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and intersex persons in the Americas. The questionnaire is aimed at obtaining information from Member States of the OAS, civil society organizations, inter-governmental organizations, as well as any person who is interested in sending information on the questions presented. The deadline to receive responses is November 25, 2013. Please send them to cidh_lgtbi@oas.org, using “Questionnaire on Violence” in the subject of the email.

Consultation Questionnaire on Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact

On April 24, 2013,  the Office of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples published a questionnaire on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the Americas. The principal goal of the report will be to compile and analyze factual and legal information about indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the region, as well as make recommendations to the State about the courses of action that, according to international human rights law, should be followed in order to ensure the effective protection of the human rights of isolated peoples. The information received through this Questionnaire will be one of the primary sources for the preparation of that report. The original deadline to receive answers was May 24, 2013; however, the deadline has been extended until June 30, 2013. The answers to the questionnaire must be sent to cidhdenuncias@oas.org, and please write “Response Questionnaire Indigenous Peoples” in the subject of the message.

Questionnaire on the Situation of Justice Operators in the Americas (2013)

On January 15, 2013, the Rapporteurship on Human Rights Defenders published a questionnaire of consultation with States and civil society for the elaboration of a report on the situation of justice operators in the Americas. The deadline to submit responses was initially on February 15, 2013. On February 27, 2013, the IACHR published an announcement informing of the decision to postpone the deadline until March 15, 2013. 

Questionnaire on the use of preventive or pre-trial detention, 2012

On August 31, 2012 the IACHR publicized a questionnaire on the use of preventive (or pre-trial) detention in the OAS Member States, aiming to obtain input for the drafting of a regional report on this subject. On October 4, the IACHR announced a general extension and set the November 2, 2012 as the deadline for submission of responses to the questionnaire. The consultation process encompassed governments, regional organizations, scholars, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders engaged in promoting respect for and defense of the rights of persons deprived of liberty.

The IACHR is no longer receiving responses to this questionnaire.

Questionnaire on the Friendly Settlement Processes before the IACHR, 2011-2012

In 2011, the IACHR published a questionnaire on the Friendly Settlement Processes before the IACHR, and the responses were received until January 9, 2012.

Questionnaire on the Situation of Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica

In April 2011, the Office of the Rapporteur published a questionnaire on the situation of access to justice for women victims of sexual violence in Mesoamerica.

Questionnaire on Legal Standards on Gender Equality

On January 28, 2011, the Office of the Rapporteur published a questionnaire on Legal Standards on Gender Equality in the Inter-American Human Rights System. The purpose of the IACHR was to compile information on legal decisions concerning the principle of equality and nondiscrimination adopted by domestic courts, and the impact of the recommendations and decisions of the organs of the inter-American human rights system in this sphere. The period to receive answers closed on April 16, 2011.

    Questionnaire on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders (2010-2011)

    In December 2010, the then Unit on Human Rights Defenders sent to States and civil society a Questionnaire aiming to follow-up on the recommendations of the 2006 Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders. The deadline to receive answers was April 1, 2011.

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Questionnaire on the primary achievements and challenges women face in exercising their economic, social, and cultural rights

In May 2010, the Office of the Rapporteur published a questionnaire on the primary achievements and challenges women face in their countries in exercising their economic, social, and cultural rights, particularly in the workplace, in education, and in access to and control of resources under conditions of equality, among other areas of economic, social and cultural rights of women. The IACHR received responses until July 10, 2010.

Questionnaire on the main progress and challenges in the sphere of political participation of women

In February 2010, the Office of the Rapporteur published a questionnaire on the main progress and challenges in the sphere of political participation of women. The period for receiving answers is now closed.

Questionnaire in the context of the thematic report on Persons Deprived of Liberty in the Americas, 2010

In 2010, the IACHR published a questionnaire to obtain information for the elaboration of a thematic report. The report is aimed at providing specific recommendations and to promote the implementation of the international standards for the protection of the human rights of persons deprived of liberty. The consultation process encompassed governments, regional organizations, scholars, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders engaged in promoting respect for and defense of the rights of persons deprived of liberty.

The deadline to send responses was originally May 21, 2010. On May 28, 2010, the IACHR extended this deadline to June 21, 2010. The period to receive answers is now closed.

Questionnaire on the Standards Set by the Inter-American System with Regard to the Property of Indigenous Peoples over Lands, Territory and Natural Resources, 2009

In 2009, the Office of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples published a questionnaire for States, Indigeouns Peoples, Indigenous and Civil Society Organizations, regarding property rights of indigenous peoples over lands, territories and natural resources, rights which are of vital importance to the cultural and economic survival of these peoples in the region.

Questionnaire on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders (2008)

In November 2008, the then Unit on Human Rights Defenders sent to States and civil society a Questionnaire aiming to follow-up on the recommendations of the 2006 Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.

Questionnaire on women's access to justice in the Americas

In 2005, the IACHR published a questionnaire to gather information on the main achievements and challenges regarding women's access to justice in the Americas. The information received was analyzed in the report Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence in the Americas.