The mission of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) is to provide opportunities and forums for the exchange of ideas and information among member agencies and other human rights advocates.

IAOHRA provides assistance in the development of programs for eliminating illegal discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations, public services and commercial transactions, including banking and lending practices.


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Since 1949, IAOHRA supporters have been vigilant and vigorous defenders of civil and human rights for all. We’ve made great  progress on important issues, but there is much more work to be done.

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The goals of IAOHRA are:

  • To foster human and intergroup relations.

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  • To promote civil and human rights around the world.

  • The association has provided leadership in the development and enforcement of needed statutes and ordinances-local, state, and federal - to safeguard the human and civil rights of all people.


Metro Human Relations Commission
Hires Rev. Davie Tucker Jr. as Executive Director

Metro Human Relations Commission Hires Rev. Davie Tucker Jr. as Executive Director


Nashville, TN - The Metro Human Relations Commission is excited to announce the hiring of Rev. Davie Tucker as Executive Director. After a three month search process, Rev. Tucker started his duties as Executive Director on May 1st.


“We are so energized that Davie Tucker, a longtime community advocate, will bring his wisdom, balanced leadership, and deep understanding of Nashville to the Commission so that we achieve an equitable Nashville.” - Maryam Abolfazli, Board Chair


The depth and breadth of Rev. Tucker’s experience lends itself well to the mission and ongoing work of the MHRC. As former chair of the MHRC board, Rev. Tucker is also well acquainted with the inner-workings of and recent initiatives developed by the Commission.


About his new role, Rev. Tucker said: “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and excited to continue working with the Commission and the other groups and individuals committed to making Nashville a more just and equitable city for all of us. While our city is experiencing historic growth and prosperity some groups have not benefitted from this growth and others are being displaced by it. This ought not be. This is the work of the MHRC.”


The Metro Human Relations Commission is a seventeen member, mayoral appointed body that is charged to, “protect and promote the personal dignity, peace, safety, security, health, and general welfare of all people in Nashville and Davidson County.”

Press Release
May 9, 2022