Organization of American States (OAS)

Organization of American States (OAS)

Definition

Comprised of most states in North and South America, the OAS was created to establish and promote human rights throughout the Americas. Through the OAS, OAS member states created the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and adopted both the 1948 American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man and the 1978 American Convention on Human Rights.

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