the invitation of the Government of Peru, in June 26 to 28, 2001, the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will make a protocolary
visit to that country.
The IACHR is an
intergovernmental organ of the OAS, responsible for the promotion and
protection of human rights in the Hemisphere.
The seven members of the Commission are elected in their personal
capacity by the General
Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) for a four-year
period. The Commission´s
attributions are fundamentally based on the American Convention on Human
Rights and the Charter of the OAS, instruments ratified by the Republic of
delegation will include Dean Claudio Grossman, President of the Commission;
Dr. Hélio Bicudo, Commissioner and Rapporteur for Peru; Ambassador Jorge E.
Taiana, Executive Secretary of the Commission; and Dr. Ignacio J. Alvarez,
IACHR desk officer for peruvians matters.
visit to Peru, the Commission will interview various Peruvians officials and
will express its acknowledgement of the people and current Government of
Peru for their efforts in reestablishing democracy and the rule of law in