Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons

The Inter-American Convention on The Forced Disappearance of Persons is a treaty of the Organization of American States (OAS) intended to combat the forced disappearance of persons. The Convention was adopted in 1994. Ratification is open to all members of the OAS and as of 2014, the convention has been ratified by 15 states. Violations of the convention can be brought to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Inter-American Convention on The Forced Disappearance of Persons
Signed9 June 1994
LocationBelem do Para, Brazil
Effective28 March 1996
Condition2 ratifications
Signatories16
Parties15
DepositaryGeneral secretariat of the Organization of American States
LanguagesSpanish, English, Portuguese and French

As of 2014, the only state to have signed the convention but not ratified it is Nicaragua.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON THE FORCED DISAPPEARANCE OF PERSONS". Organization of American States. Retrieved 6 September 2018.

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