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September 2021

Inter-American Juridical Committee Chair submits reports to Permanent Council reports to Permanent Council

Se presentan Los Principios Actualizados Sobre La Privacidad y La Protección de Datos Personales del CJI en la Asamblea Global de la Privacidad

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, the Chair of the Inter-American Juridical Committee (CJI), Dr. Luis García-Corrochano Moyano, presented to the Permanent Council a summary of the documents prepared by the CJI this year, which, with the exception of the last, stem from General Assembly mandates.

  • Recommendations of the Inter-American Juridical Committee for the approval of domestic legislation on the regulation of fireworks and pyrotechnic articles in the Americas, document CJI/doc.646/21 rev. 3. As the title suggests, this document contains recommendations that propose a guiding principle of non-regression in relation to both the implementation of, and respect for, sanctions, extending their scope of application to a broad spectrum that includes manufacture, storage, transportation, purchase, sale, use or handling, import, and export.

  • Report on the legal framework to strengthen the social and economic resilience in the region in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent effects: proposal by the Inter-American Juridical Committee, document CJI/doc.651/21 rev. 2. This report sets out the need to establish a specific legal framework with policy and operational guidelines on decision-making, through concrete measures to serve as a frame of reference for similar situations in the future, which would be conveyed to the Summit of the Americas in order to facilitate regional collective action.

  • Updated Principles of the inter-American Juridical Committee on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data, document CJI/doc.638/21. These principles are expected to provide greater transparency in the processing of personal data, as well as accountability on the part of controllers and managers of those who handle such information, promoting the security of sensitive data and the empowerment of citizens.

  • Declaration of the Inter-American Juridical Committee on neuroscience, neurotechnologies and human rights: new legal challenges for the Americas, Declaration CJI/DEC. 01. The Declaration introduces the topic in the Organization. It covers five particular aspects and calls for the participation of States, the private sector, academia, and the scientific world in the discussion.

In his remarks, the Chair thanked the States for their participation in the Eighth Joint Meeting with the Legal Advisors of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs. The next joint meeting is scheduled to take place in 2023.     

The Permanent Representatives of Chile, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, and Haiti expressed their appreciation for the reports of the CJI, which will be submitted to the General Assembly for consideration, and they urged it to continue holding courses on international law, including training in the area of cyberspace.

The CJI serves as the advisory body of the OAS on juridical matters and is composed of eleven jurists, who are nationals of member states and elected for a term of four years.

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