Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Latin America: Human Rights Progress

Although it is proceeding "at a very slow pace," the current trend in the Americas is towards a "strengthening of human rights," said activist Maria Victoria Fallon ahead of the 38th General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS), taking place in Colombia.
Interest in such progress is strengthened by certain significant anniversaries, which often seem to serve as catalysts, or at least milestones, for memory work.
in 2008 and 2009, the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man turns 60, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights turns 50 and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights turns 30.
RIGHTS-AMERICA: Slow Progress Along a Difficult Road (IPS)

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