Observations to Request for Advisory Opinion

Request for an Advisory Opinion
submitted by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights


On July 31, 2019, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights submitted a request for an advisory opinion to the Secretariat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, asking the Court to interpret and determine the “Scope of States obligations under the Inter-American System concerning the guarantees of trade union freedom, its relation to other rights and its application from a gender perspective”, in accordance to Article 64(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights.


Click here in order to download the text of the request.


In accordance with Article 73(3) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court, all interested parties are invited to present their written opinion on the issues covered by the request. The written opinion must indicate the name of the institution or the persons signing it, and information that allows the sender to be identified. In any case, whether they are presented by one person or a group of persons, each person must provide a copy of their identity document. If the written opinion is presented by an organization, it must be signed by, at least, its legal representative, and pertinent documents must be provided to authenticate this representation and the legal existence of the organization. The written opinion must also include the physical address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers where all communications and notifications sent by the Court will be officially received.


The President of the Court has established January 15, 2020, as the deadline to submit written observations on said request.


The brief with observations can be sent by e-mail to: tramite@corteidh.or.cr, or mailed to the street address of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Avenida 10, Calles 45 y 47 Los Yoses, San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica.


The request for an advisory opinion was submitted in Spanish. The English, Portuguese and French versions were done by the Secretariat of the Court and do not constitute official translations. In case of doubt, interested parties should refer to the Spanish version.