- Subject index
The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.
Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses ...
Chapter 33: The Inter-American System of Human Rights
The Inter-American System of Human Rights
The Organization of American States
The Inter-American System was created under the Organization of American States (‘OAS'). The OAS is a regional inter-governmental organization which includes 35 member states from Latin America, the Caribbean and North America (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela). (Pasqualucci, 2003) It is important to point out that these are very diverse states, including very impoverished countries such as Haiti or Nicaragua as well as ...