Asociación Interamericana de Defensorias Públicas (AIDEF)

Iner-American Association of Public Defenders

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2003-10-18 Rio de Janeiro Brazil


Founded 18 Oct 2003, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), during 2nd Inter American Congress. Previously also referred to in English as Iberoamerican Association of Public Defence Counsels.


Defend the effectiveness of internationally recognized Human Rights and Guarantees; provide legal assistance and representation when required, with due regard for quality and excellence, allowing an effective access to justice; encourage that the existing legislation of the countries in the region and its reforms, respect the human rights of people in vulnerable situations; promote the independence and functional autonomy of the Public Defender's Offices, in order to ensure a wide access to high quality legal aid, not only in criminal matters; support institutional strengthening of the Public Defender's Offices, in balance with the Prosecutors' Offices.


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