WELCOMES BOLIVIA’S RATIFICATION OF
Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture
Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomes the ratification of the
Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture by the Republic of
Bolivia. The ratification of human rights instruments represents an
essential step toward protection of the Hemisphere’s inhabitants.
recognizes and welcomes the ratification by Bolivia, on November 21, 2006,
as an important step toward universal adoption of the inter-American
system and one that gives Bolivia a new instrument for prosecuting and
punishing those responsible for human rights violations, particularly in
the case of human torture.
Washington D.C., November 27, 2006