Independent Panel Will Again Assess Candidates to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

April 3, 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON DC—An Independent Expert Panel will assess the nominees standing this June for election to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in a continuing effort by civil society groups to promote a more transparent selection process for the influential regional human rights body.

This year, four new commissioners will be chosen from six candidates during the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which will be held in Medellin, Colombia, from June 26 to 28. The Commission has seven members who serve four-year terms and may be reelected once. 

The 2019 panel is composed of:

  • Carlos Ayala
  • Mariclaire Acosta
  • Catalina Botero
  • Juan Méndez
  • Judith Schönsteiner
See the complete press release here.