Americas: Open letter to the heads of state of American states on the occasion of the 54th regular session of the OAS general assembly

The theme of the 54th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) is “Integrity and Security for Sustainable Development of the Region”. Amnesty International believes that integrity and security can only be fully upheld if there is a focus on respecting and guaranteeing human rights. The OAS has recognised the importance and interdependence of human rights by enshrining as its four fundamental pillars “democracy, human rights, security and development”.

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