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Title: American Convention on Human Rights
Available From: http://www.cidh.oas.org/Basicos/English/Basic3.American%20Convention.htm
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/oasinstr/zoas3con.htm
Conclusion Date: 1969-11-21
Entry Into Force Date: 1978-07-18
Description: According to the Preamble of the Convention, the purpose of is �to consolidate in this hemisphere, within the framework of democratic institutions, a system of personal liberty and social justice based on respect for the essential rights of man.� Part I of the Convention establishes the State�s obligations to respect the rights and freedoms recognized therein, and its duty to adopt such legislative and other measures as may be necessary to give effect to those rights or freedoms. Part II establishes the means of protection through the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Legal Citation: OAS Treaty Series No. 36; 1144 UNTS 123; 9 ILM 99 (1969)
Amends: Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty
Amended By: Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
EISIL Categories: Home > International Dispute Settlement > Human Rights > Inter-American Human Rights Bodies
Home > International Human Rights > Regional Systems > Inter-American System
Language(s): English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Document Creator: Inter-American Specialized Conference on Human Rights
Site Administrator: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
cidhoea@oas.org


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