In , the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) promoted the adoption of the Inter-American Convention . The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women, known as the Convention of Belém do Pará, is an.
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In those member states of the Organization that are not Parties to the American Convenciln on Human Rights, the members of the Commission shall enjoy the privileges and immunities pertaining to their posts that are required for them to perform their duties with independence.
Belém do Pará Convention | Tackling Violence against Women
Such subsequent declarations shall be transmitted to the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, and shall enter into force thirty days after the date of their receipt. The States Parties condemn all forms of violence against women and agree to pursue, by all appropriate means and without delay, policies to prevent, punish and eradicate such violence and undertake to: The Secretary General of the Organization of American States shall present an annual report to the member states of the Organization on the status of this Convention, including the signatures, deposits of instruments of ratification and accession, and declarations, and any reservations that may have been presented by the States Parties, accompanied by a report thereon if needed.
Signed October 19, Article 25 The original instrument of this Convention, the English, French, Portuguese and Spanish texts of which are equally authentic, shall convencion belem do para deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, which shall send a certified conveencion to the Secretariat of the United Nations for registration and publication in accordance with the provisions of Article of the United Nations Charter.
With respect to the States Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights, the Commission shall discharge its duties in conformity with the powers be,em under the Convention and in the present Statute, and shall have the following powers in addition to those designated in Article This Convention is subject to ratification.
Except when justifiably prevented, to attend the regular and special meetings the Commission bele at its permanent headquarters or in any other place to which it may have decided to move temporarily. Article 7 No two nationals of the same state may be members of the Commission. The right not to be convwncion to torture; e.
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The Commission shall prepare and adopt its own Regulations, in accordance with the present Statute. The right to have equal access to the public service of her country and to take part in the conduct of public affairs, including decision-making.
Signed June 4, Article 5 Every woman is entitled to the free and full exercise of her civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, and may rely on the full protection of those rights as embodied in regional and international instruments on human rights. The present Statute may be amended by the General Assembly. Signed June 9, Signed June 30, Article 16 This Convention is convenxion to ratification.
Article 13 The members of the Commission shall concencion travel allowances and per diem and fees, as appropriate, for their participation in the meetings of the Commission or in other functions which the Commission, in accordance with its Regulations, entrusts to them, individually or collectively.
When the term of office is due to expire within six months following the date on which a vacancy occurs, the vacancy shall not be filled. Such a declaration may be amended at any time by subsequent declarations, which shall expressly specify the territorial unit or units to which this Convention applies.
The right not to be subjected to torture; e. The Commission shall have the following powers with respect to the member states of the Organization of American States: In order to protect the rights of every woman to be free from violence, the States Parties shall include in their national reports to the Inter-American Commission of Women information on measures adopted to prevent and prohibit violence against women, and to assist women affected by violence, as well as on any difficulties they convemcion in applying those measures, and the factors that contribute to violence against women.
Article 20 In relation to those member states paraa the Organization that are not parties to the American Convention on Human Rights, the Commission shall have the following powers, in addition to those designated in Article With respect to the adoption of the measures in this Chapter, the States Parties shall take special account of the vulnerability of women to violence by reason of, among others, belm race or ethnic background or their status as migrants, refugees or displaced persons.
Any person or group of persons, or any nongovernmental entity legally recognized in one or more member states of the Organization, may lodge petitions with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights containing denunciations or complaints of violations of Article 7 of this Convention by a State Party, and the Commission shall consider such claims in accordance with the norms and procedures established by the American Convention on Human Rights and the Statutes and Regulations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for lodging and considering petitions.
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The Chairman and the two Vice-Chairmen shall be the officers of the Commission, and their functions shall be set forth in the Regulations. If a State Party has two or more territorial units in which the matters dealt with in this Convention are governed by different systems of law, it may, at the time of signature, ratification or accession, declare that this Convention shall extend to all its territorial units or to only one or d of them.
The Executive Secretary shall be appointed by the Secretary General of the Organization, in consultation with the Commission. Signed November 11, Rate of demand for attention number of women served over the past convecnion months, divided by the total female population, multiplied by In other cases, an fonvencion majority of the conevncion present shall be required. These rights include, among others: For the purposes of this Convention, violence against women shall be understood as any act or conduct, based on gender, which causes death or physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, whether in the public or the private sphere.
Assembly of the OAS at its ninth regular session. The original instrument of this Convention, the English, French, Portuguese and Spanish texts of which are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, which shall send a certified copy to the Secretariat of the United Nations for registration and publication in accordance with the provisions of Article of the United Nations Charter.
One year after the date of deposit of the instrument of denunciation, this Convention shall cease to be in effect for the denouncing State but shall remain in force for the remaining States Parties. The Commission shall represent all the member states of the Organization. Violence against women shall be understood to include physical, convenccion and psychological violence: To serve, except when justifiably prevented, on the special committees which the Commission may form to conduct on-site observations, or to perform any other duties within their ambit.
In order to fill vacancies, each government may propose a candidate within a period of 30 days from the fonvencion of receipt of the Secretary General’s communication that a bele, has occurred.
The right not to be subjected to torture.
The right to have her life respected.