IASHR Strengthening: Calendar
The IACHR publishes the methodology that will be implemented in the 2012
process of reform of its Rules of Procedure and of its institutional policies
Read the methodology document (PDF format)
- August 25: The IACHR published the
Consultation Documents on matters governed by the Rules of Procedure, in
particular of the following areas: individual petitions and
cases, including friendly settlement; precautionary measures; monitoring of
the situation in member states (Chapter IV); and promotion. The period for broad consultation with all users of the system
- October 5: The period for comments ends. The IACHR will take
into consideration all input received and will determine the steps to be
followed. (This deadline, originally September 25, was modified by the
Commission during a working meeting that took place in Mexico City on
September 22, 2012).
- August and September: During these two months, the IACHR conducted in sub-regional
seminars and academic events
organized in coordination with all actors in the System, for deeper
examination of the technical aspects of the reform agenda and its major
themes. The seminars took place in Middle-America, the Andean Region,
the Southern Cone, the Caribbean and North America, to serve as fora for
ample discussions, open to all users of the System and all interested in its
strengthening. The Commission also participated in seminars organized
by third parties, on strengthening.
- October 23: On this date, the IACHR presented to
the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) a
response to the recommendations contained in the
Report of the Special Working Group that refer to the changes to the Rules
of Procedure, as well as institutional policies and and practices.
This involves, among other, the following topics: Permanent presidency; Allocation of resources to different work areas; Content, data, and statistics to be included in the Annual Report, and how it should be organized; Dissemination of criteria and jurisprudence (including preparation of manuals); Criteria for raising specific funds, and Institutional structure.
- October 30: The IACHR will convene two hearings on strengthening
measures, on October 30, 2012, to give key actors an opportunity for
dialogue in addition to the ample opportunities provided within the