The debate on reforms of the Inter-American System of Human Rights (ISHR) continues, because, is known, they have not been accepted by the 35 members of the Organization of American States (OAS), a week away to define them and implement the changes.
The most important meeting is scheduled for March 22, but yesterday at the meeting of the OAS Permanent Council the different perspectives on the subject were highlighted. Inmediatley after the Permanent Council presidency showed its resolution draft on these reforms, the debate began.
After a morning of protests by the delegates of the United States, Canada, Barbados, Jamaica, Panama and Peru, following the “exclusions” that were raised in the meeting of the signatories of the Pact of San Jose in Guayaquil, in the afternoon, the Council decided to deliver to Mexico, Peru and to the chief of staff of the OAS, the responsibility of putting together a new draft resolution “short, concise and of consensus,” which must be delivered tomorrow, Friday March 15th.
Panama was the most critical during the meeting, it said that last Monday, in Guayaquil, was not allowed the participation of several countries and observers also refused to listen to Paraguay. It also showed its discomfort that “there was no footnote in the Guayaquil Declaration, so we do not know what the scope of the agreement is. It was confusing the origin of the Guayaquil meeting and we have the Declaration, but without the reserves of some countries.”