ICLRS recognized as a registered Civil Society Organization

The Organization of American States (OAS) by unanimous vote recognized the Center as a registered Civil Society Organization (CSO) on March 12, 2020. As a registered CSO, the Center will be notified of all OAS activities and will have an opportunity to participate appropriately. The Center has been working to obtain this status for over a year. As Senior Fellows of the Center, Denise and Neil Lindberg are currently living in Washington, D.C., where they represent the Center before the OAS. With the Center’s new CSO status, Denise and Neil will be positioned to make official contacts on the Center’s behalf with officers and staff of the OAS and with the individual diplomatic missions from OAS member countries. They will have a recognized credential as they participate in meetings. Denise and Neil are doing an outstanding job and recently helped put together a meeting on religious freedom where Prof. Brett Scharffs was able to address the OAS on the subject of religious freedom and human dignity for all.

Professor Scharffs’ OAS presentation