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Permanent Council Interviews Candidates for IACHR Membership

  May 3, 2017

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a special meeting on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT) in Simón Bolivar Hall at OAS headquarters in Washington DC, to hear presentations by the candidates for membership of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

The meeting will include a round of questions and comments from member states and responses and comments from the candidates. The three vacancies in the IACHR will be elected by member states at the OAS General Assembly to be held in Mexico on June 19-21.

Please consult the agenda of the meeting here. Note that changes to the agenda may yet be made before the meetings.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the OAS Website and the OAS Facebook page.

Press Contact: Mónica Reyes (

WHAT:Special Meeting of OAS Permanent Council

WHEN: Friday, May 5 at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT)

WHERE: Simon Bolívar Hall
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-049/17