The IIN and the IACHR against violence

This region is afflicted with deep inequalities that generate proper environments for the emergence of groups dedicated to criminal activities and associated to that the concerning levels of violence and crime. This constitutes a serious problem of human rights and exposes children and adolescents to a set of violations of their rights.

The IIN and the Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child, share the conviction that violence and insecurity must be confronted through comprehensive, holistic and cross-sectoral public policies that consider the centrality of human rights, prevention aspects, and that effectively guarantee the validity of human rights of children and adolescents.

In the frame of the findings and recommendations in the report or the Inter American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) Violence, Children and Organized Crime (2015) and in the work done by the IIN-OAS in relation to the topic Violence against Children: Maras, youth gangs and other forms of organized violence (2016), The Rapporteurship is at disposition of the States for what you need to carry out presentations of the report of the IACHR in your countries, while the IIN, in the frame of its mandate, is open to petitions that States may formulate to provide technical assistance for the construction of comprehensive public policies that protect the rights of children and adolescence in contexts as the referred, taking into account the considerations and recommendations given by the IACHR in the frame of its mandate.