Americas: Organizations of the continent reiterate the need to strengthen the autonomy and independence of the IACHR

Amnesty International is one of 390 organizations that have signed a statement today expressing concern about the situation facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the decision announced by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States not to renew the mandate of the Executive Secretary of the IACHR.

“In light of the worrying situation that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is going through, we join the call of 390 human rights organizations to respect its autonomy and independence. We consider it vital to respect the norms of due process, both for the renewal of the mandate of the Executive Secretary of the IACHR, and to duly address the allegations of internal irregularities," said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International.

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