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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

American Convention on Human Rights (1969)

Gerald L Neuman, Bernard Duhaime

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 July 2024

Subject(s):
Civil and political rights — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Human rights remedies

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The American Convention on Human Rights (1969) (‘ACHR’) was the culmination of a lengthy process of development within the Organization of American States (OAS), beginning with the adoption of the Charter of the Organization of American States (1948) (‘OAS Charter’) and the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (1948). Efforts towards greater regional cooperation on human rights received increased impetus in 1959 when the OAS established the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACommHR) as a body for the promotion of human rights, and...
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