AG/RES. 1362 (XXVI-O/96)
SOLIDARITY WITH THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
(Resolution adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 4, 1996)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
That one of the essential purposes of the Organization of American States is to guarantee the defense and furtherance of the fundamental rights of the human person;
That the Organization has vigorously risen to the defense of those rights on numerous occasions when they have been transgressed in the Hemisphere; and
That kidnapping is an act that flouts the norms governing the legal order of the member states and constitutes a clear violation of human rights; and
Of the distressing and reprehensible deed represented by the kidnapping of Juan Carlos Gaviria and the threats uttered against his life; and
Of the press release of June 3, 1996, in which the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights condemns that kidnapping and urges the group holding him captive to respect his life and physical safety,
1. To express its profound solidarity with the Secretary General of the Organization, César Gaviria Trujillo, and its hope that this painful situation will be resolved promptly in a manner satisfactory to him and his family.
2. To call upon the abductors of Juan Carlos Gaviria to release him immediately, unharmed.