The Center for Justice and International Law which called for an “analysis applications submitted in the light of the criteria established by the American Convention” through this it urged the American foreign ministers to appoint impartial and independent members to the vacancies in the Inter-American Commission (IACHR). The aim is to choose the most suitable to “ensure the neutrality and independence of the Commission.”
The election of three new members of the Commission will be held in the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), between June 4 and 6.
A letter was sent yesterday by the organization that defends human rights OAS to the foreign ministers to remind that the main requirements to hold a seat on the Commission are having a “high moral and recognized competence in the field of human rights.” “These characteristics ensure the prestige and necessary credibility for the Commission to fulfill its mandate of interpretation and application of the American Declaration, the American Convention and other human rights treaties.” Those who are “guarantor of justice” because it “represents an objective of assessment of the facts, respectful of the rules and procedures.”
Both Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, USA, Mexico and Peru have proposed candidates.