November 6, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On November 6, 2010, a Peruvian judge reinstated the parole of Lori Berenson, a US citizen held since 1995 for collaboration with a Marxist rebel organization, after serving 15 years of her 20 year sentence. Berenson had previously been granted parole in May 2010 due to her good behavior, ...[read more]
May 3, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
A Honduran court on Monday dismissed the two remaining charges of conspiracy against former president Manuel Zelaya, allowing him to return to the country. The ruling could lead to Honduras being readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS), which expelled the country after the 2009 ...[read more]
April 28, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
A Costa Rican court on Wednesday found the country's former president Miguel Angel Rodriguez guilty of corruption charges and sentenced him to five years imprisonment. Rodriguez, who also served as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), accepted more than $800,000 in ...[read more]
June 8, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Monday ordered Goldcorp, one of the world's largest gold producers, to shut down the company's Marlin mine in Guatemala, pending an investigation into human rights abuses and environmental violations. The commission, part of the DC-based Orga... ...[read more]
April 30, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 30, 1948, the Organization of American States (OAS) was established in Bogota, Colombia with the signing of the Charter of the Organization of American States at the Ninth International Conference of American States. ... ...[read more]
April 30, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On April 30, 1948, the Organization of American States (OAS) was established in Bogota, Colombia with the signing of the Charter of the Organization of American States at the Ninth International Conference of American States... ...[read more]
February 26, 2010
by Steve Dotterer
The top Venezuelan human rights official on Thursday criticized findings in a report issued by the Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Ombudsman Gabriela Ramirez, Venezuela's top rights official, said that the report makes unfair characteriz... ...[read more]
February 25, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
The Venezuelan government is continuously violating basic human rights, particularly freedom of expression, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for the Organization of American States (OAS) said in a report released Wednesday. The Democracy and Human Rights in Venezuela report ...[read more]
January 22, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On January 22, 1962, the Organization of American States (OAS) suspended Cuba from the group, following a communist revolution in the island nation. The OAS voted to reinstate Cuba on June 3, 2009, but the Cuban government rejected the offer almost immediately. ... ...[read more]
October 19, 2009
by Jonathan Cohen
A delegation from the Organization of American States (OAS) arrived in Honduras Sunday to investigate human rights violations that may have occurred since the ouster of Manuel Zelaya as president. The investigative team was commissioned by the UN earlier this month, and is set to be in Honduras ...[read more]

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