IACHR CONGRATULATES ARGENTINA FOR RATIFYING
ALL INTER-AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES
Washington, September 10, 2008 — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) congratulates the Republic of Argentina for its ratification of the Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty. Argentina deposited the instruments of ratification of this treaty on September 5, 2008.
With this step, Argentina became the eighth country in the region to ratify all the inter-American treaties pertaining to human rights. The IACHR praises this attitude and encourages the other States to move toward ratification of the seven inter-American human rights instruments, in order to attain their universalization.
The other States that have already ratified all the inter-American treaties on human rights are Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, and Venezuela. The seven instruments are: the American Convention on Human Rights; the Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (“Protocol of San Salvador”); the Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty; the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture; the Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons; the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (“Convention of Belem do Pará”); and the Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities.
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