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The following page describes actions taken during the past months regarding multilateral treaties:

 
   

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On February 19, 2014, the General Secretariat received Note verbale No. 4-2-53/2014 from the Permanent Mission of Ecuador, by which said country delivered the instrument of denunciation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty) in accordance with Article 25 of said Treaty. The following OAS member states are parties to the Treaty: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty) was previously denounced by Mexico on September 6, 2002, Nicaragua on September 20, 2012, Bolivia on October 17, 2012 and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on May 14, 2013.

On February 3, 2014, Brazil deposited the instrument of ratification to the Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons.

On July 26, 2013, Costa Rica informed on the designation of the "Oficina de Asesoría Técnica y Relaciones Internacionales (OATRI) - Ministerio Público, Fiscalía General de la República de Costa Rica" as the central authority for the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials.

On July 26, 2013, Costa Rica informed on the designation of the "Oficina de Asesoría Técnica y Relaciones Internacionales (OATRI) - Ministerio Público, Fiscalía General de la República de Costa Rica" as the central authority for the -American Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters.

On June 6, 2013, the following member States signed the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Intolerance, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Uruguay.

On June 6, 2013, the following member States signed the Inter-American Convention against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Uruguay.

On June 5, 2013, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Intolerance and the Inter-American Convention against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance.

On May 14, 2013, the General Secretariat received Note II.2E8.D-OEA.10-2605 from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, by which said country delivered the instrument of denunciation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty) in accordance with Article 25 of said Treaty. The following OAS member states are parties to the Treaty: Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty) was previously denounced by Mexico on September 6, 2002, Nicaragua on September 20, 2012 and Bolivia on October 17, 2012.

On April 24, 2013, Paraguay submitted a list of "protected wilderness areas in the public domain, private, biospheres and autonomous bodies" in the framework of the Convention on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation in the Western Hemisphere, through the attached note 286-13/MPP/OEA.

On April 10, 2013, the General Secretariat received from the Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the OAS note verbale OEA MPB-OEA-ND-039-13, which contains the instrument withdrawing the reservation to article VI of American Treaty on Pacific Settlements.

On March 22, 2013, Colombia deposited the instrument of ratification to the Inter-American Convention to facilitate disaster assistance.

On February 23, 2013, Mexico informed on the designation of the "Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores – Dirección General de Protección a Mexicanos en el Exterior- Dirección de Derecho de Familia" as the central authority for the Inter-American Convention on the international return of children.

On February 23, 2013, Mexico informed on the designation of the "Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores – Dirección General de Protección a Mexicanos en el Exterior- Dirección de Derecho de Familia" as the central authority for the Inter-American Convention on Support Obligations.

On February 12, 2013, Paraguay informed on the designation of the "Secretaría Nacional Anticorrupción (SENAC)" as the central authority for the Inter-American Convention against Corruption.

On November 27, 2012, the General Secretariat received from the Republic of Colombia Note GACIJ No. 79357, through which it denounces the American Treaty on Pacific Settlement (Pact of Bogotá), pursuant to article LVI of the said treaty. The following OAS States are parties to the Pact of Bogotá: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. The Pact of Bogotá was adopted on April 30, 1948 at the Ninth International Conference of American States, and has been denounced previously by El Salvador on November 24, 1973.

On November 16, 2012, Chile informed on the designation of the “Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores” as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption.

On October 17th, 2012, the General Secretariat received Note GM0-DGAJ-UAJ from the Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, by which said country denounced the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty) in accordance with article 25 of said Treaty

On September 20, 2012, the General Secretariat received Note MPN-OEA 00125/09/2012 from the Republic of Nicaragua, by which said country delivered the instrument of denunciation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty) in accordance with Article 25 of said Treaty. The following OAS member states are parties to the Treaty: Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty) was previously denounced by Mexico on September 6, 2002.

On September 10, 2012, the General Secretariat received note 000125 from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in which it announces its decision to denounce the American Convention on Human Rights in the terms established in said Note and in accordance with Article 78 of the Convention. The American Convention on Human Rights entered into force on July 18, 1978 in accordance with article 74. 2 of the Convention. The following OAS member states are parties to the Convention: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. The American Convention on Human Rights was previously denounced by Trinidad and Tobago on May 26, 1998

On August 30, 2012, Colombia reported by note MPC/OEA No.1349/2012 the appointment by the Foreign Ministry of the "Procuraduría General de la Nación" as the central authority for the purposes of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption with the other entities that have been designated in the past.

On August 17, 2012, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines deposited the instrument of ratification to the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials.

On July 13, 2012, Ecuador  informed on the designation of the "Sr. Contralmirante Gustavo Páez Guamán - Director de Logística y el Sr. Coronel Washington Buñay Guevara - Jefe del Departamento de Control de Armas del Comando Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas" as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials.

On July 13, 2012, Ecuador informed on the designation of the "Doctor Galo Chiriboga Zambrano - Fiscal General del Estado" as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters.

On July 13, 2012, Ecuador informed on the designation of the "abogado Jorge Luis Cáceres - Consejo Nacional de la Niñez y Adolescencia (CNNA)" as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention on Support Obligations, the Inter-American Convention on International Traffic in Minors and the Inter-American Convention on the Return of Children.

On July 13, 2012, Ecuador informed on the designation of the "Dirección de Asuntos Jurídicos Internacionales del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio e Integración" as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, the Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, Inter-American Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad and the Inter-American Convention on Proof of and Information on Foreign Law.

On April 12, 2012, Perú informed on the designation of the "Fiscalía de la Nación - Unidad de Cooperación Judicial Internacional y Extradiciones" as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters.

On March 14, 2012, Costa Rica deposited the instrument of ratification to the Inter-American Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters.

On March 14, 2012, Uruguay deposited the instrument of ratification to the Inter-American Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters.

On January 27, 2012, Dominican Republic deposited the instrument of accession to the  Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty.

On January 27, 2012, Dominican Republic deposited the instrument of ratification to the  Inter-American Convention on Conflict of Laws Concerning the Adoption of Minors.

 

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