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AChRAcetylcholine Receptor
AChRAsian Centre for Human Rights
AChRAmerican Convention on Human Rights (Organization of American States)
AChRAsian Coalition for Housing Rights (Nepal)
AChRAdvisory Committee on Health Research
AChRAlabama Council on Human Relations (Auburn, Alabama)
AChRAlbanian Center for Human Rights
AChRAnte Christum
AChRAdjacent Cell Hit Ratio
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This regional system adopted two main human rights instruments: the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (April 1948) and the American Convention on Human Rights (1969).
The American Convention on Human Rights was adopted in 1969, and it went into effect in 1978.
(1) In 1969, the Organization of American States ("OAS") adopted the American Convention on Human Rights (the American Convention), which called for the creation of the Court.
Judge Thomas Buergenthal, former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, has observed that the Americas "continue to suffer from widespread poverty, corruption, discrimination, and illiteracy, not to mention archaic judicial systems that are badly in need of reform." (2) These challenges are compounded by the fact that Canada and the United States, two democracies with strong legal traditions, chose not to ratify the American Convention on Human Rights (American Convention).
Ruling in a case brought by three Chilean environmental activists, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights declared that a "right of general access" to government-held information is protected by Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights. Article 13 deals with "freedom of thought and expression."
The document in question is called the Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
The current situation in Argentina calls to mind what happened a few years ago with the American Convention on Human Rights and the right to life.
Senate to ratification of the American Convention on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS),(15) as well as opposition to other human rights treaties can be traced back to sovereignty concerns in U.S.
The American Convention on Human Rights, (22) signed by nineteen states in 1969, came into force on the deposit of the eleventh instrument of ratification on 18 July 1978.
A Catholic political action group, seeking to challenge the 1973 US Supreme Court case legalizing abortion,(48) brought a case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.(49) The class action, on behalf of fetuses aborted in Massachusetts in 1973, based its claim on Article 4 of the American Convention on Human Rights: "Every person has the right to have his life respected.
In 1985 the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that a Costa Rican statute requiring journalists to be licensed violates the American Convention on Human Rights and, by extension, all human rights conventions.
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