About the Committee

Functions

According to the Rules of Procedure of the Permanent Council:

Article 17.  It shall be the duty of the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs to study topics of this nature entrusted to it by the Permanent Council.

Article 18.  The Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs shall consider the reports of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights referred to in Article 91.f of the Charter.  It shall also submit their reports, with observations, recommendations, and accompanying draft resolutions, to the Permanent Council.

Secretary of the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs

The Committee Secretary is Rodrigo Cortés (RCortes@oas.org)