Inter-American Commissions on Human Rights Law and Legal Definition

The Inter-American Commissions on Human Rights (IACHR) is an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States (OAS) which is formed for the protection of human rights. Its authorization is found in the Charter of the OAS and the American Convention on Human Rights. It functions to promote the observance and defense of human rights. The independent members of the organ accept individual complaints pursuant to the American Convention on Human Rights, try to reach a friendly settlement. If the efforts fail it may decide to bring such case to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.