Dialogue with the Candidates for Commissioner of the IACHR


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The effective promotion and protection of human rights through the Inter-American System depends on competent and qualified officials, transparency in the election process, and active participation on the part of civil society and the public at large. In this spirit, the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), the Open Society Justice Initiative, and the Inter-American Dialogue are pleased to host to an open forum with the six candidates nominated by the member states to serve on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

In this forum, the candidates will engage in an open discussion with participants about the main challenges relating to human rights in the Americas, civil society participation, and the future of the Inter-American System among other topics. Of the six candidates, three will be elected by the OAS member states at the forthcoming general assembly in Mexico City in June. 

The candidates will also take questions from Twitter—submitted before or during the event—at #DiálogoCIDH.


Please note that this event will be held in Spanish. 


Gianella Bardazano Gradin

Nominee of Uruguay

Joel Hernández García

Nominee of Mexico

Douglass Cassel

Nominee of the United States

Flávia Cristina Piovesan

Nominee of Brazil

Carlos Horacio de Casas

Nominee of Argentina

Antonia Urrejola Noguera

Nominee of Chile



Event Co-Sponsors

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), the Open Society Justice Initiative, and the Inter-American Dialogue