American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (1948)
Claudio M Grossman
- Economic, social, and cultural rights — Equality before the law
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man was the first international human rights instrument of the modern era, adopted more than six months before the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) (‘UDHR’; UNGA Res 217 A [III] [10 December 1948]). The Declaration created the basis for the development of the Inter-American system of human rights (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights [IACommHR]; Inter-American Court of Human Rights [IACtHR]).2 The Ninth International Conference of American States adopted the Charter of the Organization of...