Month: August 2020

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) repudiates a severe attack against its autonomy and independence

Paulo Abrão

The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. At that meeting the establishment of the International Union of American Republics was approved. The Charter of the OAS was signed in Bogotá in 1948 and entered into force in

Maintaining the independence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A commentary on the Rules of Procedure, 2020

The 2010 RoPs had a single provision (Rule 3) on the status of the African Commission, which was defined as ‘an autonomous treaty body within the framework of the African Union to promote human and peoples’ rights and ensure their protection in Africa’. The 2020 RoPs now, however, has several parts.

66th Ordinary Session of the African Commission Successfully Held Virtually Amidst the COVID19 Pandemic

The African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights held a 66th Ordinary Session from 13 July to 7 August 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic the session was held virtually and as expected focused on the pandemic. Even though marred by a few glitches that hindered effective participation, the session was successful given the …

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