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IACHR Calls for Submission of Academic Papers to Mark its 60th Anniversary

May 14, 2019

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Washington, DC. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) calls on students, teachers and researchers to submit academic papers so they may be presented at events to mark the Commission’s 60th anniversary.

Such academic papers will need to address the impact of the IACHR during its 60-year history. This activity seeks to encourage the transfer of expert knowledge about the impact that IACHR mechanisms, jurisprudence and standards have had on the promotion and protection of human rights in the region.

Selected submissions will be presented by their author during one of the panel discussions that are set to be held in US capital Washington, D.C., during the Commission’s 173rd Period of Sessions, in September 23-October 2, 2019.

This activity will provide a space for academic reflection, directly promoted by the IACHR, to encourage knowledge transfer and academic research concerning the impact of the Commission’s tools, jurisprudence and standards, as well as the effectiveness of its decisions.

This call for papers is set to remain open for the submission of abstracts until July 1, 2019.

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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