Annual Reports


Country Reports



The Situation of People of African Descent in the Americas (2011)

Legal Standards related to Gender Equality and Women's Rights in the Inter-American Human Rights System: Development and Application (2011)

Access to Information on Reproductive Health from a Human Rights Perspective (2011)

The Work, Education and Resources of Women: The Road to Equality in Guaranteeing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2011)

The Road to substantive Democracy: Women´s Political Participation in the Americas (2011)

Juvenile Justice and Human Rights in the Americas (2011)

Report on Immigration in the United States: Detention and Due Process

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Rights over their Ancestral Lands and Natural Resources

Access to Maternal Health Services from a Human Rights Perspective

Report on Citizen Security and Human Rights

Captive Communities: The situation of the Guarani Indigenous People and contemporary forms of slavery in the Bolivian Chaco

Report on Corporal Punishment and Human Rights of Children and Adolescents

Preliminary observations of the IACHR after the visit of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Afro-descendants and against Racial Discrimination to the Republic of Colombia

Report on the Rights of Women in Chile: Equality in the Family, Labor and Political Spheres

The Right of Women in Haiti to be Free from Violence and Discrimination

The Rights of the Child in the Inter-American Human Rights System (Second Edition)

Violence and Discrimination against Women in the Armed Conflict in Colombia (html)  (pdf)

Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence in the Americas (html) (pdf)

Special Report on the Human Rights Situation at the Challapalca Prison, Department of Tacna, Republic of Peru

The Situation of the Rights of Women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico: The Right to be free from Violence and Discrimination

Authorities and precedents in international and domestic law for proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2001

The Human Rights Situation of Indigenous People in the Americas 2000

Report on the Situation of Human Rights of Asylum Seekers within the Canadian Refugee Determination System

Report of the IACHR on the Status of Women in the Americas 1998

  IACHR Report of the visit to the Jiguamiandó and Curvaradó communities in Colombia (html) (pdf)
available in Spanish)

Guidelines for preparation of progress indicators in the area of economic, social and cultural rights  (html) (pdf)

Memorandum of commitment - Hearing on Captive Communities (pdf)

Principles and Best Practices on the Protection of Persons Deprived of Liberty in the Americas

Access to Justice as a Guarantee of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.  A Review of the Standards Adopted by the Inter-American System of Human Rights (html) (pdf)

Principal guidelines for a comprehensive reparations policy (pdf)

Report on the implementation of the justice and peace law:: Initial stages in the demobilization of the AUC and first judicial proceedings

Statement by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the Application and Scope of the Justice and Peace Law in Colombia (html) (pdf)

Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in the Americas (pdf format)

Observation by Dean Claudio Grossman

International Observer of the IACHR during the Trial about the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Association (AMIA) (text available in Spanish)


Report on the demobilization process in Colombia 2004

Report on Terrorism and Human Rights