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  Inter-American Commission on Human Rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its human rights duties stem from three documents: the OAS Charter, the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, and the American Convention on Human Rights.
The inter-American system for the protection of human rights emerged with the adoption of the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man in April 1948 – the first international human rights instrument of a general nature, predating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by more than six months.
The Convention defines the human rights that the states parties are required to respect and guarantee, and it also ordered the establishment of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Inter-American_Commission_on_Human_Rights   (844 words)

  
 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
The exercise of the foregoing rights may be restricted only pursuant to a law to the extent necessary in a democratic society to prevent crime or to protect national security, public safety, public order, public morals, public health, or the rights or freedoms of others.
The restrictions that, pursuant to this Convention, may be placed on the enjoyment or exercise of the rights or freedoms recognized herein may not be applied except in accordance with laws enacted for reasons of general interest and in accordance with the purpose for which such restrictions have been established.
Ratification of or adherence to this Convention shall be made by the deposit of an instrument of ratification or adherence with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/oasinstr/zoas3con.htm   (7394 words)

  
 ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE AMERICAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
A right which is recognized or in effect in a State by virtue of its internal legislation or international conventions may not be restricted or curtailed on the pretext that this Protocol does not recognize the right or recognizes it to a lesser degree.
The State Parties may establish restrictions and limitations on the enjoyment and exercise of the rights established herein by means of laws promulgated for the purpose of preserving the general welfare in a democratic society only to the extent that they are not incompatible with the purpose and reason underlying those rights.
In the case of persons who are employed, the right to social security shall cover at least medical care and an allowance or retirement benefit in the case of work accidents or occupational disease and, in the case of women, paid maternity leave before and after childbirth.
www.womenontheborder.org /protocol_of_san_salvador.htm   (2630 words)

  
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The right of the accused to be assisted without charge by a translator or interpreter, if he does not understand or does not speak the language of the tribunal or court; b.
The inalienable right to be assisted by counsel provided by the State, paid or not as the domestic law provides, if the accused does not defend himself personally or engage his own counsel within the time period established by law; f.
The right not to be compelled to be a witness against himself or to plead guilty; and h.
fletcher.tufts.edu /multi/texts/BH547.txt   (7392 words)

  
 Ko'aga Rone'eta - Prior Censorship in the American Convention on Human Rights
The Convention seeks to maximize the possibilities for participation in public debate especially, considering that in addition to protecting the expression of ideas, the Convention recognizes the collective right to be informed and the right of reply.
The States, conscious of the urgent necessity to maintain a balance between fundamental human rights, at the moment of drafting the Convention, delineated in a clear and precise manner, the right of freedom of expression and the right to have one's honor respected.
Article 1, section (e) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child requires state parties to "Encourage the development of appropriate guidelines for the protection of the child from information and material injurious to his or her well-being, bearing in mind the provisions of Articles 13 and 18.
www.derechos.org /koaga/vii/dulitzkye.html   (4880 words)

  
 Edwin Ginn Library-Multilaterals Project-Human Rights
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (9 Dec 1948).
American Convention on Human Rights (22 Nov 1969); Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights "Protocol of San Salvador" (17 Nov 1988); Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty (7 June 1990).
Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty (7 June 1990).
fletcher.tufts.edu /multi/humanRights.html   (765 words)

  
 Project DIANA : American Convention on Human Rights pact of San Jose, Costa Rica (18 July 1978)
Reiterating that, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ideal of free men enjoying freedom from fear and want can be achieved only if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy his economic, social, and cultural rights.
The right not to be compelled to be a witness against himself or to plead guilty; and
The Delegation of Chile signs this Convention, subject to its subsequent parliamentary approval and ratification, in accordance with the constitutional rules in force.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/diana/undocs/33198-2.html   (7611 words)

  
 Organisation of American States (OAS) - American Convention on Human Rights - Equal Employment Opportunities
The Convention was adopted on 22 November 1969.
Therefore, the rights set out under the Convention are to be applied equally to women and men.
Note that article 27 allows for the suspension of these rights in "time of war, public danger, or other emergency that threatens the independence or security of a State Party".
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/gems/eeo/oas/achr.htm   (194 words)

  
 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man
Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights in Effect as of January 1, 1997
Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, reprinted in Basic Documents Pertaining to Human Rights in the Inter-American System, OEA/Ser.L/V/I.4 rev.9 (2003).
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/iachr/iachr.html   (402 words)

  
 Basic Documents - American Convention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
that the essential rights of man are not derived from one's being a national of a certain state, but are based upon attributes of the human personality, and that they therefore justify international protection in the form of a convention reinforcing or complementing the protection provided by the domestic law of the American states;
that, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ideal of free men enjoying freedom from fear and want can be achieved only if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy his economic, social, and cultural rights, as well as his civil and political rights; and
Every person has the right lo leave any country freely, including his own.
www.cidh.oas.org /Basicos/basic3.htm   (7339 words)

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