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The American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man: An Underrated Gem of International Human Rights Law
The American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man: An Underrated Gem of International Human Rights Law

Author(s): Bogdan GHIDIRMIC
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Published by: Editura Fundaţiei România de Mâine
Keywords: American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man; Organization of American States; inter-American human rights system; American Convention on Human Rights; Inter-American Commission on Human

Summary/Abstract: The American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man was adopted in the middle of last century as a non-binding instrument marking Western Hemisphere nations’ subtle movement towards the establishment of a regional system for the protection of fundamental rights. It was the only human rights instrument in the region for three decades, from 1948 to 1978, when the American Convention on Human Rights entered into force. While attention drastically turned to human rights treaty law in the 1960s and 1970s, the Declaration’s significance was reaffirmed during the 1980s by the two bodies charged with monitoring the implementation of human rights standards in the Western Hemisphere, namely the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

  • Issue Year: IV/2018
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 50-60
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English