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AG/RES. 1700 (XXX-O/00)
5 June 2000
Original: Spanish 

RESOLUTION

FREE TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN THE HEMISPHERE

(Resolution adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 5, 2000)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

RECALLING resolution AG/RES. 1364 (XXVI-O/96), "Free Trade and Investment in the Hemisphere," in which it instructed the Inter-American Juridical Committee to examine and decide upon the validity under international law of the Helms-Burton Act;

RECOGNIZING the opinion of the Inter-American Juridical Committee (CJI/RES.II-14/96), which affirms that the Committee found unanimously that "the bases and potential application of the legislation which is the subject of this opinion," in the important areas previously described, "are not in conformity with international law";

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT resolutions AG/RES. 1447 (XXVII-O/97), AG/RES. 1532 (XXVIII-O/98), and AG/RES. 1614 (XXIX-O/99); and

HAVING SEEN the report of the Permanent Council on free trade and investment in the Hemisphere (CP/doc.3297/00 corr. 1),

RESOLVES:

  1. To take note of the report of the Permanent Council on free trade and investment in the Hemisphere, presented pursuant to resolution AG/RES. 1614 (XXIX-O/99).
  2. To request the Permanent Council to report to the General Assembly at its thirty-first regular session on developments in this regard.
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