Welcome to the discussion! We thought we'd start this conversation by explaining what regional human rights mechanisms are and why (and when) it's a good idea to engage them. Consider these questions below when sharing your comments in this discussion topic:
- What are the regional human rights mechanisms available to advocates? What are their mandates? Why were they created? Are they accessible to individuals as well as organizations?
- When is it best to engage these courts and commissions?
- What outcomes are possible when working within these systems? What kind of reparations are available to victims and survivors?
- What are alternatives to regional human rights mechanisms that complement these institutions?
Share your thoughts, experiences, questions, challenges and ideas by replying to the comments below.
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