The Americas

The Americas is the focus of this chapter and attention turns to the principal organization in the region with responsibility for human rights - the Organization of American States. - The Organization of American States - Inter-American Court of Human Rights (partly in Spanish) - Inter-American Commission on Human Rights - Inter-American Council for Integral Development - The Inter-American Commission of Women - OAS Permanent Council Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs working group on drafting the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - The Pan-American Development Foundation - This link goes to the text of the Charter of the Organization of American States which has implications for human rights, particularly in respect of the powers of the Commission - This link goes to the text of the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights - The multimedia platform on which the audio-visual recordings of the Court’s public hearings are made available