In , the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) promoted the adoption of the Inter-American Convention . The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women, known as the Convention of Belém do Pará, is an.
The Commission may move to and meet in the territory of any American State when it so decides by an absolute majority of votes, and with the consent, or at the invitation of the government concerned. No part of this Convention shall be understood to restrict or limit the American Convention on Human Rights or any other international convention on the xonvencion that provides for equal or greater protection in this area.
Belém do Pará Convention
Article 17 This Convention is open to accession by any other state. The Commission shall meet in regular and special sessions, in conformity with the provisions of the Regulations. The States Parties recognize that violence against women prevents and nullifies the exercise of these rights.
Similar consideration shall be given to women subjected to violence while pregnant or who are disabled, of minor age, elderly, socioeconomically disadvantaged, affected by armed conflict or deprived of their freedom.
Article 23 The Secretary General of the Organization of American States shall present an annual report to the member states of the Organization on the status of this Convention, including the signatures, deposits of instruments of ratification and accession, and declarations, and any reservations that may have been presented by the States Parties, accompanied by a report thereon if needed.
At least six months prior to completion of the terms of office for which the members of the Commission were elected, the Secretary General shall request, in writing, each member state of the Organization to present its candidates within 90 days.
The States Parties condemn all forms of violence against women and agree to pursue, by all appropriate means and without delay, policies to prevent, punish and eradicate such violence and undertake to: The right of women to be free from all forms of discrimination; and.
The right to equal protection before the law and of the law; g. The Executive Secretary shall be appointed by the Secretary General of the Organization, in consultation with the Commission.
Signed September 14 In other cases, an absolute majority of the members present shall be required. The States Parties agree to undertake progressively specific measures, including programs: Signed July 12, Assembly of the OAS at its ninth regular session. The right to have equal access to the public service of her country and to take part in the conduct of public affairs, including decision-making.
Signed June 9, 5. The right of freedom to profess her religion and beliefs within the law; and j. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States.
An absolute majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. The right to have her life respected; b. The States Parties condemn all forms of violence against women and agree to pursue, by all appropriate means and without delay, policies to prevent, punish and eradicate such violence and undertake to: The right not to be subjected to torture; e.
The right to associate freely. The Regulations shall establish the procedure to be followed in cases of communications containing accusations or complaints of violations of human rights imputable to States that are not Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights. Membership on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is incompatible with engaging in other functions that might affect the independence or impartiality of the member or the dignity or prestige of his post on the Commission.
The Commission shall represent all the member states of the Organization. The right to have her physical, mental and moral integrity respected; c. The right to have equal access to the public service of her country and to take part in the conduct of public affairs, including decision-making.
Paga Commission shall hear the member in question before taking its decision. Article 19 With respect to the States Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights, the Commission shall discharge its duties in conformity with the powers granted under the Convention and in the present Statute, and shall have the following powers in addition to those designated in Article The right to simple and prompt recourse to a competent court for protection against acts that violate her rights.
Article 9 With respect to the adoption of the measures in this Chapter, the States Parties shall take special account of the vulnerability of women to violence by reason of, among others, their race or ethnic background or cohvencion status as migrants, refugees or displaced persons.
In regard to those States that are not Parties to the Convention, decisions shall be taken by an absolute majority vote of the members of the Commission, except in matters of procedure, in which case, the decisions shall be taken by simple majority.
To conduct themselves in their public and private life as befits the high moral authority of the office and the importance of the mission entrusted to the Commission.
Article 15 This Convention is open to signature by all the member states of the Organization of American States.
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The rights to have the inherent dignity of her person respected and her family protected. Such subsequent declarations shall be transmitted to the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, and shall enter into force thirty days after the date of their receipt.
The Commission shall have the following powers with respect to the member states vo the Organization of American States: Signed November 11, The Secretariat services of the Commission shall be provided by a specialized administrative unit under the direction of an Executive Secretary. The right to convsncion freely. The Chairman and the two Vice-Chairmen shall be the officers of the Commission, and their functions shall be set forth in the Regulations. One year after the date of deposit of the instrument of denunciation, this Convention shall cease to be in effect for the denouncing State but shall remain in force for the remaining States Parties.
Percentage of the execution of the budget allocated for programs, plans, and institutions related to convehcion forms of violence against women.
Article 20 In relation to those member states of the Organization that are not parties to the American Convention on Human Rights, the Commission shall have the following powers, in addition to those designated in Article The Commission shall have a Chairman, a First Vice-Chairman and a Second Vice-Chairman, who shall be elected by an absolute majority of its members for a period of one year; they may be re-elected only once in each four-year period.
Article 6 The members of the Commission shall be elected for a term of four years and may be reelected only once. Article 7 No two nationals of the same state may be members of the Commission. In relation to those member states of the Organization that are not parties to the American Convention on Human Rights, the Commission shall have the following powers, in addition to those designated in Article The Executive Secretary, who shall be a person of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights, shall be responsible for the work of the Secretariat and shall assist the Commission in the performance of its duties in accordance with the Regulations.
Amendments shall enter into force for the states ratifying them on the date when two-thirds of the States Parties to this Convention have deposited their respective instruments of ratification. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is an organ of the Organization of the American States, created to promote the observance and defense of human rights and to serve as consultative organ of the Organization in this matter.