IACHR

Basic Documents in the Inter-American System

The objective of this compilation is to serve as a guide for users of the interamerican system. It includes the various declarations, conventions, and protocols that spell out the mandate and functions of the organs of the system -the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights-, as well as the obligations of the Member States of the Organization of American States (hereinafter “the OAS” or “the Organization”) in the field of human rights.  


Introduction

 

American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man

 

American Convention on Human Rights

Signatures and Current Status of Ratifications

Documents of the 1969 Inter-American Conference on Human Rights (Travaux préparatoires) where the American Convention on Human Rights was adopted - Only available in Spanish

 

Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture

Signatures and Current Status of Ratifications

 

Protocol of San Salvador": Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights "

Signatures and Current Status of Ratifications

 

Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty

Signatures and Current Status of Ratifications

Travaux préparatoires

Observations on the draft additional protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights on abolition of the death penalty - Argentina

Observations on the draft additional protocol to the AmericanConvention on Human Rights to abolish the death penalty - Bolivia

Observations to the draft additional protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to abolish the death penalty - Colombia

Draft additional protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to abolish the death penalty - Uruguay

Observations on the draft additional protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights relative to abolition of the death penalty - Venezuela

 




 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


"Convention of Belem do Pará": Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women

Signatures and Current Status of Ratifications

 
 

Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons

Signatures and Current Status of Ratifications

 
 

Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Person with Disabilities

Signatures and Current Status of Ratifications

 
 

Inter-American Convention Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Forms of Intolerance

Signatures and Current Status of Ratifications

 

Inter-American Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance

Signatures and Current Status of Ratifications

 

Charter of the Organization of American States

Signatures and Current Status of Ratifications

 
 

Inter-American Democratic Charter

 

Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression

 

Principles and Best Practices on the Protection of Persons Deprived of Liberty in the Americas

 

Statute of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

 

Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Previous Rules of Procedure (not in force)

 

Rules of Procedure of the IACHR on the Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Human Rights System

 

Statute of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights

 

Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

 

Rules for the Operation of the Victims' Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

 

Form for Filing Petitions Alleging Human Rights Violations