AG/RES. 1702 (XXX-O/00)
5 June 2000
SUPPORT FOR THE WORK OF THE INTER-AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RIGHTS (IIHR)
(Resolution adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 5, 2000)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
HAVING SEEN the report of the Permanent Council on support for the work of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR) (CP/doc.3303/00);
CONSIDERING its resolutions AG/RES. 1334 (XXV-O/95), AG/RES. 1405 (XXVI-O/96), and AG/RES. 1665 (XXIX-O/99) on support for the work of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights;
NOTING the outstanding work of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in promoting human rights by creating educational programs to inform the public about the rights internationally recognized by their states;
RECOGNIZING the specialized training and technical assistance provided by the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights to judges, electoral tribunals, ministries of education, government human rights offices, police forces, armed forces, civil society organizations, educators, jurists, and political parties;
RECOGNIZING the participation of the Institute in the dialogue on the inter-American system for the protection and promotion of human rights, held under the aegis of the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs; and
RECOGNIZING the work of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in the countries of the Hemisphere over the 20 years since its foundation in building democracy and respect for human rights, as well as its technical assistance in drafting modern legislation and the incorporation of international law into domestic law,
1. To support the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights so that it may continue to carry out promotion, education, and specialized training activities in the field of human rights at the national, regional, and hemispheric levels, so as to strengthen the effectiveness of those rights.
2. To encourage the states and international and regional financial institutions to support the various programs of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and to contribute to the financing of that institution.
3. To express its recognition of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its creation in 1980 and to commend it on its tireless effort over two decades in promoting human rights and education thereon.
4. To instruct the Permanent Council to invite the Institute to continue to participate in the dialogue on the inter-American system for the protection and promotion of human rights.