National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism

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The National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism (Spanish: Instituto Nacional contra la Discriminación, la Xenofobia y el Racismo, aka INADI) is a state agency of the Government of Argentina (answerable to the Ministry of Justice, Security and Human Rights) which is charged with receiving complaints and pursuing charges against citizens accused of acts of discrimination or hatred. Created in 1995 by Federal Law 24515, INADI is considered one of Argentina's National human rights institutions.


INADI is led by a Board of Directors, chaired currently by Dr. Claudio Morgado. The chair and vice-chair are appointed to their positions for four-year terms by the Cabinet from a list of three candidates selected by the Congress; four of the directors are representatives of Ministries of the Interior, Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, Justice, Security and Human Rights and Education.

The other three directors are representatives of NGOs who have extensive experience in the struggle for human rights. The Advisory Council, which assists the Board of Directors, has ten members representing NGOs and reflects the diversity of the groups most affected by discrimination.

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