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Inter-American Juridical Committee
its 100th regular session
The Inter-American Juridical
Committee (CJI) held its 100th regular session in Lima, Peru, May 2-6,
2022; its first in-person session in the last two years.
That 100th regular session adopted a Declaration on International Law
emphasizing adherence to the essential principles of the OAS Charter and to the
obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law. Said
declaration further recognizes the inter-American contribution to the
development and codification of international law, as well as its members’
impact to the “consolidation of the inter-American body of law” (Declaration
of the Inter-American Juridical Committee on International Law on the occasion
of its hundredth regular session).
On that occasion, the CJI continued with discussion on a number of issues on its
agenda, including the law applicable to foreign investments; contracts
between merchants with a contractually weak party; new technologies and their
relevance to international legal cooperation; the right to education; particular
customary international law in the context of the Americas; the development of
inter-American principles on the legal regime for the creation, operation,
financing, and dissolution of non-profit civil entities; the development of
inter-American guidelines on the participation of victims in criminal
proceedings against acts of corruption; the inviolability of diplomatic premises
as a principle of international relations and its relation to the notion of
diplomatic asylum; and, the development of international standards on
The CJI also decided that the Course on International Law will be held from
August 1 to 12, 2022, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and will bring together young
professionals engaged in the field of international law and international
Committee members being on hand in Peru, a meeting was held with international
law professors at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) Law
School, and the Committee’s Chairman, Dr. Luis-García Corrochano, held a meeting
with Minister of Foreign Affairs César Landa, as reflected in the
resolution thanking the Government of Peru, all of which contribute to the
wider dissemination of the Committee’s work.
Lastly, the CJI passed two resolutions, paying tribute to two members whose
terms of office ended on December 31, 2021: Dr. Miguel Angel Espeche-Gil and Dr.
The CJI will hold its next regular session from August 1 to 10, 2022, at its
headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Department of International Law of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs
provides technical support and secretariat services to the CJI.
The CJI is the advisory body of the OAS in legal matters and its main function
is to promote the progressive development and codification of international law.
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