Inter-American Juridical Committee

The Inter-American Juridical Committee is one of the organs listed in Article 53 of the Charter of the Organization of American States through which the OAS accomplishes its purposes. Chapter XIV of the Charter details its composition, powers, and functions. It serves as an advisory body to the Organization on juridical matters, promotes the progressive development and codification of international law, and studies juridical problems related to the integration of the developing countries of the Hemisphere and, insofar as may appear desirable, the possibility of attaining uniformity in their legislation.