Access to Inter-American Justice at the IACHR

Access to Inter-American Justice at the IACHR

I. Presentation

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Inter-American Commission", "the Commission" or "the IACHR") invites academia, donors, specialists, States, national human rights institutions, international organizations, human rights organizations, civil society organizations, and users, in general, to respond to the questionnaire on "Access to Inter-American Justice at the IACHR"1.

II. Target

To gather ideas on new measures or strategies that the Commission could implement to make the processes of deciding petitions and cases more efficient and transparent to increase their productivity and achieve more timely inter-American justice.

III. Instructions

The Executive Secretariat invites you to submit your responses to this online form with information on comparative experiences, best practices, reflections, or innovative ideas for more timely justice at the IACHR.

This questionnaire will be open from September 6, 2023, and will close on October 15, 2023. Those interested in participating may do so by completing the form that will be available on the web page: Questionnaires .

The deadline to receive responses to the questionnaire has been extended until December 18, 2023.

1 This questionnaire is not intended to obtain information on contentious cases pending before the Commission, nor should it be identified as a mechanism to obtain an indirect pronouncement on a matter in litigation or in dispute before this body.

 OrganizationPanel: Use of technologies for an efficient and timely justice system

The panel "Use of technologies for efficient and timely justice" will bring together experts in the field of law and technologies in a virtual space to learn about the challenges, best practices and solutions that the use of technologies and artificial intelligence offer for the systematization, automation and prediction of cases.

The panel will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 10:00am (EST) at Zoom and will be broadcast on the IACHR's official social networks.

 OrganizationInaugural Forum: Access to Inter-American Justice

The forum inaugurates the "Cycle of events: reflections and experiences for timely justice in the IACHR" which consists of a series of panels with comparative perspectives at the national and international level on the realities, challenges, and good practices in access to justice.

This series of events is carried out within the framework of the objective and program of the Strategic Plan 2023-2027, which seeks to increase access to inter-American justice and aims to identify, reflect on and analyze experiences that contribute to the achievement of this objective.

The High-Level Forum will be held during the 187th Period of Sessions. The panelists will address issues related to the strategies that have been adopted to make the process of deciding cases more efficient in order to achieve more timely justice.

Aimed at: representatives of OAS Member States, academia, civil society, and interested members of the general public.

The Forum will be interpreted in English and Spanish and broadcast live on the IACHR's social networks.