Resolutions on Human Rights from OAS General Assemblies

Resolutions approved at the XXXII OAS General Assembly - Bridgetown, Barbados - June 2-4, 2002

  • AG/RES. 1842 (XXXII-O/02) Human Rights in the Americas: Support for the Individuals, Groups, and Organizations of Civil Society Working to Promote and Protect Human Rights in the Americas

    This Resolution reaffirms OAS support for national and regional works carried out by human rights defenders, including the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), condemns actions that directly or indirectly prevent or hamper the work of such groups, and calls for Member States to take the necessary steps to protect the lives, personal safety, and freedom of expression of those who defend fundamental human rights in the Americas.

     

  • AG/RES. 1892 (XXXII-O/02) The Protection of Refugees, Returnees, and Internally Displaced Persons in the Americas

    This Resolution urges state parties to implement their obligations under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, thereby taking measures to strengthen asylum and make refugee protection more effective. It also asks for international cooperation and participation in United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)-sponsored resettlement programs.

     

  • AG/RES. 1894 (XXXII-O/02) Observations and Recommendations on the Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    This Resolution recognizes the importance of the universal protection and promotion of human rights. It urges Member States to try to fulfill the recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and asks that the IACHR continue to submit reports annually with sections that discuss the means by which states have followed up on their recommendations.

     

  • AG/RES. 1895 (XXXII-O/02) Study on the Access of Persons to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

    This Resolution instructs the Permanent Council to continue considering the issue of victims access to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR). The Permanent Council is also asked to take into account reports by the IACHR and civil society as a part of its consideration.

     

  • AG/RES. 1896 (XXXII-O/02) Human Rights and the Environment in the Americas

    This Resolution asks the General Assembly to pay special attention to the work being carried out in the international arena in respect to human rights and the environment. In addition, it encourages international cooperation in these areas, particularly between the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the OAS Unit for Sustainable Development and Environment.

     

  • AG/RES. 1897 (XXXII-O/02) Study of the Rights and the Care of Persons Under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment

    This Resolution instructs the Permanent Council to continue to study the question of the rights and care of persons under any form of detention or imprisonment in cooperation with agencies within the Inter-American system. It also urges the Permanent Council to consider the possibility of preparing an Inter-American Declaration on the right and the care of persons under any form of detention or imprisonment.

     

  • AG/RES. 1898 (XXXII-O/02) The Human Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families

    This Resolution resolves to reaffirm the principles set forth in the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man and in the American Convention on Human Rights with respect to the rights of migrant workers and their families. It recognizes the right of communication between consular officers and their nationals, regardless of immigration status. Furthermore, the Resolution urges Member States to consider signing and ratifying all Inter-American human rights instruments and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrants and their Families. It instructs the Permanent Council to support the work of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and to continue studying measures to strengthen cooperation among states to address migrant rights. Finally, this Resolution asks the Inter-American Council for Integral Development to identify new resources to support Member States in their efforts to promote migrant rights.

     

  • AG/RES. 1900 (XXXII-O/02) Promotion of the International Criminal Court

    This Resolution welcomes the entry into force of the International Criminal Court on July 1, 2002, and urges those Member States who have not ratified or acceded to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to do so, while making the necessary changes to domestic policy for the effective implementation of this statute.

     

  • AG/RES. 1904 (XXXII-O/02) Promotion of and Respect for International Humanitarian Law

    This Resolution urges Member States that have not already done so to sign, ratify, or accede to the various conventions and their protocols in the area of international humanitarian law. This Resolution also calls for the complete application of international humanitarian law throughout the region and the enactment of criminal legislation required to punish those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity as the means to protect and assist women and children in situations of armed conflict. Finally it calls for the eradication of the taking of hostages, the disappearance of persons and the illicit production and trafficking of weapons with full respect for law, human rights, international humanitarian law, and democratic institutions in the Americas.

     

  • AG/RES. 1905 (XXXII-O/02) Prevention of Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance and Consideration of the Preparation of an Inter-American Draft Convention

    This Resolution instructs the OAS Permanent Council to continue to address the subject of preventing, combating, and eradicating all forms of discrimination and intolerance. It also calls for the promotion of tolerance, and the creation of pluralistic, inclusive societies compatible with the effective exercise of representative democracy and the rule of law in accordance with the 1948 America Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man and the 1969 American Convention on Human Rights

     

  • AG/RES. 1906 (XXXII-O/02) Human Rights and Terrorism

    This Resolution maintains that the fight against terrorism must be waged with full respect for international laws, human rights and democratic institutions and maintains that States may not renounce their duty to fully respect human rights and fundamental freedoms in the fight against terrorism. Subsequently, this Resolution also requests the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to present its report on terrorism and human rights to the Permanent Council in 2002, if possible.

 

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XXXI OAS General Assembly - San Josť, Costa Rica - 2001

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