Americas: Open letter to the Present Ministers and the Organization of American States in the context of the XLVIII OAS General Assembly

Amnesty International acknowledges the XLVIII Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly as a regional summit that promotes dialogue between the diverse states of the Americas. In the context of its 70th anniversary, the OAS has invited reflections on its future as it seeks to comprehensively advance its four pillars: human rights, democracy, comprehensive development and multidimensional security. With this in mind, Amnesty International considers it is essential that human rights be the connecting thread in everything the OAS does, especially considering that human rights are fundamentally intertwined with the Organization’s other three pillars.

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