Inter-American Commission On Human Rights - Rapporteurships and Units

Rapporteurships and Units

The IACHR has created several Rapporteurships, a Special Rapporteurship and a Unit to monitor OAS states' compliance with inter-American human rights treaties in the following areas:

  • Rapporteurship on Migrant Workers and their Families
  • Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women - it was the first Rapporteurship created by the IACHR in 1994
  • Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child
  • Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Rapporteurship on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty
  • Rapporteurship on the Rights of Afro-Descendants and against Racial Discrimination
  • Rapporteurship on Human Rights Defenders
  • Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression It is the only Special Rapporteurship of the IACHR, meaning that it has a Rapporteur dedicated full-time to the job. The other Rapporteurships are in the hands of the Commissioners, who have other functions at the IACHR and also their own jobs in their home-countries, since their work as Commissioners is unpaid.
  • The Unit on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bisexual, and Intersex Persons was created in 2011.

The IACHR also has a Press and Outreach Office.

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