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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Address:
1889 F St. N.W. Washington, DC, U.S.A. 20006. Phone: (202) 370-9000
United States of America
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Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is a principal and autonomous organ of the Organization of American States (OAS) whose mission is to promote and protect human rights in the American hemisphere and to serve as a consultative organ of the OAS in these matters. The IACHR is composed of seven independent members who serve in a personal capacity.Created by the OAS in 1959, the IACHR has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The work of the IACHR rests on three main pillars: the individual petition system; monitoring of the human rights situation in the Member States; and the attention devoted to priority thematic areas. However, the Commission’s work is also informed by other principles, among them the following: the pro homine principle, whereby a law must be interpreted in the manner most advantageous to the human being; the necessity of access to justice, and the inclusion of the gender perspective in all Commission activities.

About IWGIA

IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. The Indigenous World 2019.

Contact IWGIA

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
CVR: 81294410

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