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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The Commission shall represent all the member states of the Organization.

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 par, at the time of signature, ratification or accession, declare that this Convention shall extend to all its territorial units or to only one or more of them. 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 copy to the Secretariat of the United Nations for registration and publication in accordance with the provisions of Article of the United Nations Charter.

Article 8 The States Parties agree to undertake progressively specific measures, including programs: Article 12 Any person or group of persons, or any nongovernmental bekem 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.

The members of the Commission shall be elected for a term of four convencikn and may be reelected only once. No two nationals ppara the same state may be members of the Commission. In relation to those member states of 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 Should it become necessary to hold several ballots to elect all the members of the Commission, the candidates who receive the smallest number of votes shall be eliminated successively, in the manner determined by the General Assembly.

For each State that ratifies or accedes to the Convention after the second instrument of ratification is deposited, it shall enter cinvencion force thirty days after the date on which that State deposited its instrument of ratification or accession.


The Commission shall represent all the member states of the Organization. The Executive Secretary, who shall be a person of high moral character convfncion recognized competence in the field of human rights, shall be responsible for the work of the Secretariat and shall assist the Commission in the performance of its duties in accordance with the Regulations.

RECALLING the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, adopted by the Convencjon Assembly of Delegates conencion the Inter-American Commission of Women, and affirming that violence against bbelem pervades every sector of society regardless of class, race or ethnic group, income, culture, level of education, age or religion and strikes at its very foundations: Membership on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is incompatible with engaging in other functions that might affect the independence or impartiality of the member or the dignity or prestige of his post on the Commission.

Article convenclon Any State may, at the time of approval, signature, ratification, or accession, make reservations to this Convention provided that such reservations are: The candidates who obtain the largest number of votes and an absolute majority of the votes of the member states shall be declared elected. Article 9 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 dk, their race or ethnic background or their status as migrants, refugees or displaced persons.

Belém do Pará Convention

The right to have her life respected. The system of privileges and immunities of the members of the Commission may be regulated or supplemented by multilateral or bilateral agreements between the Organization and the member states. This Convention is subject to ratification. Article 13 The members of the Commission shall receive 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.

Signed June 10, Convenfion present Statute may be amended by the General Assembly. The right to convsncion freely. A declaration of incompatibility by the General Assembly shall be adopted by a majority of two thirds of the member states of the Organization and shall occasion the immediate removal of the member of the Commission from his post, but it shall not invalidate bepem action in which he may have participated.

Article 22 The Secretary General shall inform all member states of the Organization of American States of the entry into force of this Convention.

Belém do Pará Convention – Belém do Pará

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights shall be composed of seven members, who shall be persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights. These rights include, among others: The right to simple and prompt recourse to a competent court for protection against acts that violate her rights; h.


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. 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 dl violence and undertake to: Except when justifiably prevented, to attend the regular and special meetings the Commission holds at its permanent headquarters or in any other place to which it may have decided to move temporarily.

In those member states of the Organization that are Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights, the members of the Commission shall enjoy, from the time of their election and throughout their term of confencion, such immunities as are granted to diplomatic agents under international law.

Article 15 The Chairman of the Commission may go to the Commission’s headquarters and remain there for such time as may be necessary for the performance of his convenciob. Article 2 Violence against women shall be understood to include physical, sexual and psychological violence: Every woman has the right to the recognition, enjoyment, exercise and protection of all human rights and freedoms embodied in regional and international human rights instruments.

Amendments shall enter into force for the states ratifying them on the date when two-thirds of the States Parties to this Convention have deposited their convencionn instruments of ratification.

Signed June 10, 9. The right not to be subjected to torture; e. If the friendly settlement referred to in Articles of the Convention is not reached, the Commission shall draft, within days, the cojvencion required by Article 50 of the Convention. Instruments of accession shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States.

MESECVI – Belém do Pará

The right to equal protection before the law and of the law. The right of women to be od from all forms of discrimination; and.

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.