The international community focused its attention on protecting human rights in response to horrendous human rights abuses during World War II. Latin and South American states enacted The American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man [Declaration] in 1948, shortly after their creation of the Organization of American States [OAS]. While the Declaration set forth dozens of rights, little was done in the next decade to establish a means for their protection.
"Human Rights in Latin America: The Organization of American States,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 6:
1, Article 38.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/hrhw/vol6/iss1/38