Last Friday, the Costa Rican government made a voluntary donation of $10,264.55, that is, ₡5,8 million at the current exchange rate, to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH).
This was reported by the Foreign Ministry through its Internet portal, which states that the donation was made
as a demonstration of support for the work of the Commission, its mandate of prevention and monitoring, compliance with the States and the enjoyment of the human rights of the inhabitants of the American continent.”
The Commission’s objective is the promotion and protection of human rights in the Americas and it is essential to provide attention to the populations, communities, and groups historically subjected to discrimination.
The donation was made by the outgoing ambassador of Costa Rica to the Organization of American States (OAS), Rogelio Sotela, and the alternate ambassador, Rita Hernández. Pablo Abrão, Executive Secretary of the IACHR, was present at the ceremony.
It should be noted that in 2017 the IACHR announced that it suffered a financial crisis, which has been dragging on since 2016. According to a press release sent by the IACHR in January 2017, during this year the ordinary operation of the Commission had a higher cost to $ 11,500,000, however, in the 2017 budget of the Organization of American States (OAS) only $5,643,000 was allocated for the court. In recent months there have been no more financial reports of this entity.