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American Convention on Human Rights

The Convention entered into force on 18 July 1978. There is both an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and an Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The former existed for 20 years before the Convention came into force, whereas the latter was created by the Convention. An Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Protocol of San Salvador) was introduced in 1988 which explicitly provides for the right to education.

Click on the following links for information on the Convention:

Commission and Court

Provisions

Interpretation

Reporting

Ratifications 

For further information click here to go to the Commission website, or follow the link below to the
American Convention on Human Rights