Cooperation Intention Agreement

On December 5, 2018, IACHR and the Executive Committee for Victims of the United States of Mexico signed an agreement establishing a legal framework for mutual cooperation between the parties on counselling, information exchange and assistance in the promotion, defence and protection of the human rights of victims. Parties can also establish specific cooperation relationships in areas of common interest through complementary agreements, specific agreements, memorandums of understanding or exchange of letters. On 21 August 2019, IACHR and the Ibero-American Institute for Peace, Human Rights and International Justice signed a cooperation agreement to establish a regulatory framework for cooperation mechanisms between the parties to promote the inter-American human rights system and its standards and to cooperate in human rights promotion and training activities. The agreement includes the exchange of specific documents and information on work plans of interest to both parties, as well as other specific cooperation activities, such as human rights studies and research projects. On 7 January 2020, Aachen and the Office of the Ombudsman in Ecuador signed a cooperation agreement to establish a legal framework for cooperation mechanisms between the parties to develop and implement joint actions in the areas of advisory services, information exchange, training, assistance and other activities within the jurisdiction of each body; To promote the use of the inter-American human rights system and its norms through theoretical and practical instruments. In particular, the agreement provides, among other special cooperation relations, for the exchange of specialized personnel. On 18 November 2014, IACHR formalized a technical assistance agreement with the Mexican state and representatives of the missing students of Ayotzinapa. With this agreement, the Commission will be able to appoint an interdisciplinary technical cooperation group for the search for the 43 missing students of the Ral Isidro Burgos Normal Rural School in Ayotzinapa, Iguala, as well as investigations and measures to be taken to punish the culprits and help families. The main objective of this agreement is to solve the structural problems that underlie enforced disappearances in Mexico and which are not limited to students in Iguala. The signing ceremony took place on 18 November in the Federal District and was carried out in the presence of the IACHR rapporteur for Mexico, Commissioner James Cavallaro; Mr. Emilio Alvarez Icaza, Executive Secretary of IACHR; Juan Manuel Gomez Robledo, Secretary of State for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, and the beneficiaries of the precautionary measure granted by IACHR to Ayotzinapa students represented by Mario Pattern of the Miguel Agustn Pro Jurez Centre (PRODH Centre). Relatives of the missing students were present, as well as representatives of the Ayotzinapa students and representatives of the Attorney General`s Office and the Ministry of the Interior. On 26 May 2017, IACHR and the Office of the Public Defender of the Republic of Chile concluded a cooperation agreement to disseminate and promote the implementation of the Inter-American Human Rights System.