American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR)

American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR)

Definition

An international human-rights treaty that requires state parties to respect and ensure rights and freedoms such as the right to judicial personality, the right to life, the right to humane treatment, freedom from slavery, the right to a fair trial, the right to privacy, freedom of religion, the right to marry and start a family, the right to a name, and the right to a nationality. Compliance with the ACHR is monitored by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

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