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Open letter to the representatives of Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) regarding elections to the most senior positions in the OAS General Secretariat

Index Number: AMR 01/1904/2020

In the context of the elections to the OAS General Secretariat, Amnesty International calls on Member States
to:
I. Ensure that those selected to fill the positions of Secretary General and Assistant Secretary General
have the appropriate levels of suitability, independence and impartiality to fulfil their functions.
II. Prioritize the human rights agenda and protect the independence of the Inter-American System from
political interference by respecting its autonomy.

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