1995 (September 15)
Official Gazette, No. 42,001, of 15 September 1995
Through which the "Protocol of Amendment approved the Charter of the Organization of American States "Protocol of Washington '', signed in Washington on 14 December 1992. Summary Notes
Effective CONGRESS oF COLOMBIA,
having regard to the text of the" Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the Organization of American States "Protocol of Washington" ', signed in Washington on 14 December 1992.
(to be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of that instrument is attached, duly authenticated by the Head Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the Organization of American States "Protocol of Washington".
on behalf of their peoples American States represented at the sixteenth special session session of the General Assembly, meeting in Washington DC, agrees to sign the following Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the Organization of American States.
"Article 9. A member of the Organization whose democratically constituted government has been overthrown by force may be suspended from the exercise. The following new article to Chapter III of the Charter of the Organization of American States, and numbered incorporated right to participate in General Assembly sessions, the Meeting of Consultation, the Councils of the Organization and the Specialized Conferences as well as in the commissions, working groups and other bodies that have been created.
a) the power to suspend shall be exercised only when they have been unsuccessful diplomatic efforts that the Organization had undertaken with the aim of promoting the restoration of representative democracy in the affected Member State;
b) the decision to suspend shall be adopted in an extraordinary session of the General Assembly by an affirmative vote of two thirds of the Member States;
c) the suspension shall take effect immediately after its approval by the General Assembly;
D) The Organization nevertheless seek the suspension action, undertake new initiatives to contribute to the restoration of representative democracy in the affected Member State diplomatic efforts;
E) The Member which has been subject to suspension shall continue to fulfill their obligations to the Organization;
F) The General Assembly may lift the suspension by a decision adopted with the approval of two thirds of the Member States;
G) The powers referred to in this article shall be exercised in accordance with the present Charter.
. . The texts of the following articles of the Charter of the Organization of American States, which shall read as modified:
"Article 2. The Organization of American States, to carry out the principles on which it is founded and to fulfill its obligations regional according to the United Nations Charter, the following essential purposes:
a) to strengthen the peace and security of the continent;
b) to promote and consolidate representative democracy, with respect for the principle of nonintervention ;
c) to prevent possible causes of difficulties and ensure the pacific settlement of disputes between Member States;
d) to provide for common action, while the event of aggression;
e) to seek the solution political, legal and economic problems that may arise among them;
f) to promote, by cooperative action, their economic, social and cultural development;
g) to eradicate extreme poverty, which constitutes an obstacle the full democratic development of the peoples of the hemisphere, and
h) to achieve an effective limitation of conventional weapons that allow devote more resources to economic and social development of Member States.
"The 3rd Article The American States reaffirm the following principles:.
A) International law is the standard of conduct of states in their reciprocal relations;
b) International order consists essentially of respect for personality, sovereignty and independence of states and the faithful fulfillment of the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law;
c) good faith shall govern relations between states;
d) the solidarity of the American States and the high aims which are sought through it require the political organization of those states on the basis of the effective exercise of representative democracy;
E) Each State has the right to choose, without external interference, its political, economic and social system and to organize itself in the way that suits you, and have a duty not to interfere in the affairs of another state. Subject to the foregoing, the American States shall cooperate fully among themselves, independently of the nature of their political, economic and social systems;
F) The elimination of poverty is an essential part of the promotion and consolidation of representative democracy and is the common and shared responsibility of American States;
G) The American States condemn war of aggression: victory does not give rights;
H) of aggression against one American State is an aggression against all the other American States;
I) Controversies of an international character arising between two or more American States shall be settled by peaceful procedures;
J) Social justice and social security are bases of lasting peace;
K) Economic cooperation is essential to the common welfare and prosperity of the peoples of the continent;
L) The American States proclaim the fundamental rights of the human person without distinction of race, nationality, creed or sex;
M) The spiritual unity of the continent is based on respect for the cultural values of the American countries and requires their close cooperation for the high purposes of human culture;
N) The education of peoples should be directed toward justice, freedom and peace.
"Article 33. Member States agree that equality of opportunity, the elimination of poverty, equitable distribution of wealth and income and the full participation of their peoples in decisions relating to their own development are, among others, basic objectives of integral development to achieve them, likewise agree to devote their utmost efforts to accomplishing the following basic goals:
a) substantial and self-sustained increase of per capita national product; ||. | b) equitable distribution of national income;
c) adequate and equitable systems of taxation;
d) Modernization of rural life and reforms leading to equitable and effective systems of land tenure, increased agricultural productivity, expanded the use of land, diversification of production and improved systems for the processing and marketing of agricultural products, and strengthening and expansion of the means to attain these ends;
E) Accelerated and diversified industrialization, especially of capital goods and intermediate;
F) Stability of domestic price levels consistent with sustained economic development and the achievement of social justice;
G) Fair wages, employment opportunities and acceptable conditions of work for all;
H) Rapid eradication of illiteracy and expansion for all of the opportunities in the field of education;
I) Protection of man's potential through the extension and application of modern knowledge of medical science;
J) Proper nutrition, especially through the acceleration of national efforts to increase production and availability of food;
K) Adequate housing for all sectors of the population;
L) Urban conditions that a healthy, productive and dignified life possible;
M) Promotion of private initiative and investment in harmony with action in the public sector, and
n) Expansion and diversification of exports.
"Article 116. In keeping with the actions and policies decided by the General Assembly and the relevant resolutions of the Councils, the General Secretariat shall promote economic, social, legal, educational, scientific and cultural relations among all States members of the Organization, with special emphasis on cooperation for the elimination of poverty.
the 3rd iTEM. the numbering of the articles of the Charter of the Organization of American States is changed from Article 9, which becomes Article 10 Article 10 becomes Article 11 and so on until Article 151 is Article 152.
ARTICLE 4. This Protocol shall be open for signature by member states of the Organization of American States and shall be ratified in accordance with their respective constitutional processes. The original instrument, whose texts in Spanish, French, English and Portuguese languages are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the General Secretariat, which shall send certified copies to the Governments for purposes of ratification. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the General Secretariat, which shall notify such deposit to the signatory governments.
The 5th ITEM. This Protocol shall enter into force among the ratifying States when two thirds of the signatory States have deposited their instruments of ratification. As for the remaining States will enter into force in order to deposit their instruments of ratification.
ARTICLE 6o. This Protocol shall be registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations through the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned plenipotentiaries,
duly authorized by their respective governments, have signed this Protocol
, to be called
"Protocol of Washington" in Washington, || | DC, United States of America, December 14
of in 1992.
The Subscribed Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
That this faithful reproduction is taken photocopy of the certificate text of the "Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the Organization of American States "Protocol of Washington", signed in Washington on December 14, 1992, which lies in the archives of the Legal Office of the Ministry.
Given in Bogota, DC, on the twenty (22) days
of February in 1994 (1994).
the Head of the Legal Office, Sintura ADOLFO VARELA HÉCTOR
EXECUTIVE BRANCH PUBLIC POWER
PRESIDENCY oF tHE REPUBLIC
Approved, submit for the consideration of honorable
National Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.) César Gaviria Trujillo
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, || .. | (. OTF)
RUBIO Noemi Sanin DECREES: ARTICLE 1A
to approve the "Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the Organization of American States" Protocol of Washington " ', signed in Washington on 14
December 1992. Article 2A. In accordance with the provisions of article 1. 7a Act. 1944, the "Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the Organization of American States" Protocol of Washington " ', signed in Washington on December 14, 1992, that article 1. of this Act is approved, it will force the country from the date the international link regarding the same is perfected.
ARTICLE 3A. This Law governs from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate, JULIUS CAESAR
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
Rodrigo Rivera Salazar.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
communication and publication. Run
prior review by the Constitutional Court,
under Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Bogota, DC, 15 September 1995.
Ernesto Samper Pizano Minister of Foreign Affairs,
RODRIGO PARDO GARCÍA-PEÑA.