The friendly settlement mechanism opens a venue for dialogue between petitioner and State, where both sides can reach agreements on reparation measures for the alleged victims and often for the society as a whole.

The effectiveness of the friendly settlement procedure depends on the political will of the state to comply with the commitments made in the agreements signed with the petitioners, and on the information in the parties' possession regarding the mechanism and the available alternatives for obtaining integral reparation.

In 2013, the Commission adopted an report on the Impact of the Friendly Settlement Procedure, in the hope that it would serve as a useful guide for the states and petitioners regarding the use of the procedures and the best practices developed over the years.

The IACHR adopted the report "Impact of the Friendly Settlement Procedure" at its 140th Period of Session held from October 24 to November 8, 2013.

Launch of the Report

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of the president
Invitation of the

Videos about the procedure (in spanish)