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Title: Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons
Available From: http://www.oas.org/juridico/english/Treaties/a-60.html
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/forceddisapp.html
Entry Into Force Date: 1996-03-28
Description: This Inter-American convention focuses on the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance. It also states that countries should punish those who commit or attempt to commit the crime of forced disappearance of persons. The countries should also cooperate with one another to prevent, punish, and eliminate this crime. Furthermore, countries should take legislative, administrative, and judicial action to comply with the commitments undertaken in the convention.
Information about signatory countries and ratification information is also available on the web site.
Legal Citation: OAS Treaty Series No. 68, 33 ILM 1429 (1994)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Regional Systems > Inter-American System
Home > International Human Rights > Protection from Torture, Ill-Treatment, & Disappearance
Keywords: forced disappearances
Language(s): English
Document Creator: Organization of American States
Site Administrator: OAS, Dept. of Legal Affairs and Services
pimultimedia@oas.org


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