JM | Mar 9, 2023

Opposition congratulates Margarette Macaulay on being elected IACHR president

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Margarette Macaulay, newly elected president of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Commssion on Human Rights. (Photo: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS)

The Opposition People’s National Party extends congratulations to Jamaican Margarette May Macaulay on her elevation to the post of President of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

The name Margarette Macaulay has been synonymous with strident advocacy for the advancement of Human Rights as the basis for social justice and dialogue for many years. Her stridency has never ebbed in the pursuit of mainstreaming human rights and equality as pillars of public policy.  More specifically, Margarette Macaulay has been an unceasing voice in the campaign against violence against women and girls. 

In expressing congratulations, Senator Donna Scott-Mottley, opposition spokesperson on justice and information, said: “Margarette Macaulay has never given up an opportunity to educate and inform her audiences on the opportunity costs and unseen consequences of gender inequality. She always ensures that her position on the subject was known even in spaces and on occasions when others would rather maintain silence with respect to the topic.” 


Macaulay’s election, Scott-Mottley said, is “a fitting next step on a journey that has had significant local, regional and international impact”.

She added: “We are certain that her passion, experience, outlook and fairness which have been the hallmarks of her career as a jurist will continue to add immeasurable value to the IACHR.

“We offer our sincere congratulations to Margarette and her colleagues, even as we take note that in this Women’s Month, for the first time, all of the elected representatives are women and all are from this region.

“I wish them a term filled with success in the pursuit of their collective goals.”


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