Regional Human Rights Bodies

Regional human rights mechanisms play an important role in monitoring government compliance with human rights obligations and in providing a place for individuals and groups to hold governments accountable when they fail to protect and promote human rights. Regional human rights mechanisms have been established as component parts of treaty agreements between governments in the major regions of the world, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The Advocates works with volunteers and with partner organizations to submit information to regional bodies on a variety of human rights issues. The Advocates holds Observer Status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

  • Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • Inter-American Court of Human Rights
  • African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • European Court of Human Rights 

Click here to see the calendar for Regional Human Rights Bodies.