In addition to the international human rights bodies, there are several regional bodies. They are responsible for the human rights in their respective regions, and therefore can be very useful for advocates living and working in those regions.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

  • IACHR

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is an organ of the Organization of American states with a mission to promote the observance and protection of human rights in the Americas. Visit the IACHR webpage here…

  • ASH at the IACHR

    In April 2016, Action on Smoking and Health and two of our partner organizations, Fundación InterAmericana del Corazón Argentina and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law presented to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the Right to Health, Tobacco Industry Interference, and on Tobacco in the Americas.

    This was the first time that tobacco was brought up as a human rights issue before this commission. Read more…

African Commission on Human and People's Rights

  • ACHPR

    The African Charter created the African Commission with three major function in mind;

    • the protection of human and peoples’ rights
    • the promotion of human and peoples’ rights
    • the interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

    Visit the Commissions website here…

European Court of Human Rights

Regional European Tobacco and Human Rights

  • European Tobacco Use- Trends Report 2019

    Chapter 5 gives an overview of the links between tobacco control and human rights and also explains the human rights reporting cycle. Starting on pg. 50. Read more

  • Tobacco Free Generations-Protecting children from tobacco in the WHO European Region