Americas: Open Letter to the Heads of State of American States on the Occasion of the 53rd Regular Session of the General Assembly of the OAS

The Organization of American States (OAS), on the occasion of its 53rd Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly of the States, has called for a discussion of the need to strengthen the culture of democratic responsibility and the promotion, protection and equality of human rights in the Americas. As it does every year, Amnesty International calls on the OAS and its General Secretariat to focus their efforts so that human rights guide the public policies developed by the continent’s highest multilateral forum. The organization presents below some of its main human rights concerns requiring urgent attention and calls on this forum to prioritize their discussion on finding durable solutions at the regional level.

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