ATTENTION: under the guidelines issued by the Organization of American States (OAS), the offices of the IACHR remain closed. This decision protects users and our staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still available to assist you by phone and e-mail.


The IACHR serves users through three channels; e-mail, telephone, and in person assistance. The interaction with users facilitates the IACHR the exchange of relevant information related to its mechanisms, activities, and procedures, giving special attention to petitions, cases and precautionary measures.


Assistance by e-mail

Sending your general inquiries by e-mail is the most effective way of communicating with the IACHR.


Users must submit petitions, precautionary measures, status inquiring and supplemental documentation using the IACHR Individual Petition System Portal.

Assistance by telephone

+1 (202) 370 9000

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Due to the high volume of calls received by the IACHR, we recommend that users with internet access send their inquiries by e-mail to



Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
1889 F Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20006
United States
Hours: from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (Offices temporarily closed)