Updated March 18, 2002

Justice, Rule of Law and Security of the Individual
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Justice, Rule of Law and Security of the Individual mandates from
the Third Summit of the Americas

Access to Justice

Independence of the Judiciary

Ministers of Justice

Combating the Drug Problem

Transnational Organized Crime

Prevention of Violence

XXXI OAS General Assembly
San Josť, Costa Rica, June 3-5, 2001

        During the General Assembly the following resolutions were approved:

  • AG/RES. 1776 (XXXI-O/01) Support for the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

    This Resolution urges all OAS Member States to consider signing and ratifying the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

  • AG/RES. 1778 (XXXI-O/01) Annual Report of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD)

    This Resolution asks CICAD to update the Anti-Drug Strategy in the Hemisphere, support the strengthening of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) and continue to develop cooperation projects towards the prevention and reduction of illicit crops. It also recommends that Member States work to expand and improve their infrastructure for the delivery of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services and to continue elaborating different programs established to help eradicate the drug problem on the continent.

  • AG/RES. 1779 (XXXI-O/01 Evaluation of Progress in Drug Control: First Round of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission

    This Resolution recognizes the importance of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) as an instrument to measure objectively Member States' efforts in combating the drug problem and strengthening international cooperation in this area. At the same time, it encourages Member States and CICAD to lend political and financial support to the MEM.

  • AG/RES. 1781 (XXXI-O/01) Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas

    This Resolution convenes the Fourth Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas, which will be celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago, in 2001. It also asks the OAS Permanent Council to elaborate the agenda, prepare the preliminary documents and set a date for the meeting, as well as to continue following up on the application of the conclusions and recommendations approved at the Third Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas.

  • AG/RES. 1816 (XXXI-O/01) Study of the Rights and the Care of Persons Under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment

    This Resolution charges the Permanent Council to consider the advisability of studying, in collaboration with the relevant organs and entities of the Inter-American system and taking into account the conclusions and recommendations from the Meeting of Ministers of Justice or Attorneys General of the Americas, issues related to the rights and caring of persons under any form of detention or imprisonment.

  • AG/RES. 1835 (XXXI-O/01) Inter-American program of cooperation to prevent and remedy cases of international abduction of minors by one of their parents

    This Resolution urges Member States to sign and ratify the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the Inter-American Convention on the International Return of Children and the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Inter-country Adoption. All States Parties are urged, as well, to fulfill the obligations included in this last Convention in order to prevent and remedy cases of international parental child abduction. The Resolution also asks the Permanent Council to, with the support and under the auspices of the Inter-American Children's Institute (IACI), convene a meeting of governmental experts to address the issue of international parental child abduction.

Updated March 18, 2002

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