High-Level Forum Launches Strategy for Timely Delivery of Justice at the IACHR

June 27, 2023

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Washington, D.C. - In compliance with the commitments set out in its Strategic Plan 2023–2027, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is launching a series of events entitled "Reflections and Experiences for the Timely Delivery of Justice at the IACHR". The initiative consists of a series of activities that examine and compare the experiences and needs of the system's users. Its objective is to make the processing of petitions and cases more efficient so that justice is delivered in a more timely fashion.

The strategy will be launched at high-level forum called "Access to Inter-American Justice at the IACHR", to be held on July 21, 2023, at 9:00 AM (local time) in the Hall of the Americas, located in the main building of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC.

The forum will be attended by international organizations, prominent figures from civil society, academic establishments, and national bodies with experience in processing cases. The event is aimed at members of States' permanent missions, civil society organizations, and academic establishments, as well as interested members of the general public.

As part of the strategy to achieve a timely and more efficient justice at the IACHR, other activities and events will be held in the coming months. These include specialized virtual panels, working groups with experts, and an open public consultation to gather suggestions and contributions that will help improve access to justice at the IACHR. The initiative seeks to promote transparency and ensure that a diversity of stakeholders are actively involved, so that the process addresses the region's needs effectively, from a balanced perspective. Further information will be published on the IACHR's official website and social media accounts.

A principal, autonomous body of the Organization of American States (OAS), the IACHR derives its mandate from the OAS Charter and the American Convention on Human Rights. The Inter-American Commission has a mandate to promote respect for and to defend human rights in the region and acts as a consultative body to the OAS in this area. The Commission is composed of seven independent members who are elected in an individual capacity by the OAS General Assembly and who do not represent their countries of origin or residence.

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