In addition to global mechanisms and international human rights treaty 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)
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is an organ of the Organization of American states with a mission to promote the observance and protection of human rights in the Americas.
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.