General principles that guide the public communication practices of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
This document is a formal statement of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights about the principles that guide its institutional communication practices. It includes a description of the principles that guide the usual management in the field of communication and formalizes a process already started of continuous improvement.
Information is obtained through communication, understood in its broadest sense of dissemination of knowledge. Therefore, communication implies a high degree of responsibility for those who provide and receive it; commitment that translates into truthfulness, transparency and ethical integrity.
Through its Communication principles, the Inter-American Court indicates the characteristics and forms that the institution's communications will have in strict compliance with the provisions of the American Convention on Human Rights and the Operating Regulations of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Five principles are established that guide institutional communication practices:
1 - The information disseminated by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights is truthful and timely.
2 - The Secretariat of the Inter-American Court seeks to communicate clearly and transparently.
3 - The Secretariat of the Inter-American Court commits itself to provide information in an official and professional manner to the media and citizens through its Communications and Press Department.
4 - The Secretariat of the Inter-American Court is publicly accountable for its management to the public.
5 - The Secretariat of the Inter-American Court will promote instances of dialogue in interaction between it and external publics.