Inter-American System

The Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS), made up of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, constitutes a fundamental regional framework for the protection and promotion of human rights in the Americas. Exercising their sovereignty, the American States created the system and charged it with safeguarding respect for the international instruments of human rights which the States themselves have established and ratified. 


Strengthening of the
Inter-American Human Rights System

DPLF monitors the IAHRS reform process and carries out advocacy, disseminates information, and promotes informed dialogue among the system’s stakeholders. Likewise, and in coordination with our programatic aeras, DPLF uses the various available IAHRS mechanisms to promote a new regional human rights agenda. More

IACHR Thematic Hearings

Twice a year, the IACHR organizes public thematic hearings to address some of the most relevant human rights issues in the region. DPLF views these hearings before the IACHR as an essential mechanism to ensure visibility for some of the most pressing human rights issues in the region.  Our participation in these hearings is carried out in close coordination with our local allies and on issues related to our mandate. More

Blog: Justice in the Americas

On DPLF’s Justicia en las Americas blog you will find information and analysis on the main debates and developments related to the promotion of the rule of law and respect for human rights in Latin America. More