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Attorney and advocate Margarette Macaulay elected to Inter-American Commission

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 6:17 PM

Jamaican attorney and human rights advocate, Margarette Macaulay, has been elected as one of the Commissioners of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

The elections were held on Tuesday.

The IACHR is an autonomous body of the Organization of American States which is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights in the American hemisphere.

Macaulay and the other commissioners will serve a four-year term running from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019.

Previously, Macaulay served as a Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights from 2007-2012.

Currently, she is a Mediator in the Supreme Court of Jamaica and an Associate Arbitrator, as well as serving as a Notary Public.