Annual Reports


Country Reports



Report on Corporal Punishment and Human Rights of Children and Adolescents   IACHR Report of the visit to the Jiguamiandó and Curvaradó communities in Colombia (html) (pdf)
only available in Spanish)
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  

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

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

  Memorandum of commitment - Hearing on Captive Communities (pdf)

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

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

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

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)

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


Principal guidelines for a comprehensive reparations policy (pdf)

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Report on the demobilization process in Colombia 2004

The Human Rights Situation of Indigenous People in the Americas 2000

  Report on Terrorism and Human Rights

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