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IACHR's amended Rules of Procedure enter into force

The amended Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) entered into force on August 1, 2013. The amended Rules of Procedure were approved by the Inter-American Commission in Resolution 1/2013, adopted on March 18, 2013 and published on March 19, 2013.

According to the IAHRC, the reform to the Rules aims to perfect the mechanisms at its disposal o for fulfilling its mandate of promoting and defending human rights in the Americas. This reform addresses several aspects related to precautionary measures and requests for provisional measures to the Inter-American Court; the petition and case system; the monitoring of country situations; promotion and universality.

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IACHR Press release

Amendments to the Rules of Procedure

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