OEA/Ser.P
AG/RES. 1652 (XXIX-O/99)
7 June 1999
Original: Spanish



OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

(Adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 7, 1999,
and pending review by the Style Committee)


THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

HAVING SEEN the observations and recommendations of the Permanent Council on the annual report of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CP/CAJP-1525/99 rev. 1 corr. 1) and the presentation of that report by the President of the Court, Judge HernŠn Salgado Pesantes; and

CONSIDERING:

That Article 54.f of the Charter of the Organization of American States establishes that it is a function of the General Assembly to consider the observations and recommendations presented by the Permanent Council on the reports of the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization in accordance with Article 91.f of the Charter;

That Article 65 of the American Convention on Human Rights establishes that the Court shall submit to the OAS General Assembly for consideration a report on its work during the preceding year and shall specify, in particular, the cases in which a state has not complied with the Court's judgments, making any pertinent recommendations;

That the Inter-American Court of Human Rights presented its annual report to the Permanent Council, which has forwarded observations and recommendations thereon to the General Assembly; and,

That the member states of Haiti, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic have recognized the Court's jurisdiction over contentious matters,

RESOLVES:

1. To receive and transmit to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights the observations and recommendations of the OAS Permanent Council on the annual report.

2. To express its satisfaction that the Governments of Haiti, Brazil, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic have recognized the Court's contentious jurisdiction, which recognition helps to strengthen the inter-American system for the promotion and protection of human rights.

3. To urge those member states of the OAS that have not yet done so to give special and expedited consideration to signing, ratifying, or acceding to, as appropriate and in accordance with their constitutional and legal processes, the American Convention on Human Rights, or Pact of San Josť, and to accept, as appropriate, the contentious jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

4. To provide the Inter-American Court of Human Rights with an appropriate level of funding and the necessary support to enable it to continue performing the important functions entrusted to it by the American Convention on Human Rights.

5. To thank the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for its work during the period covered by the report and to urge it to proceed with its important tasks.

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