American Convention on Human Rights

About this Standards & Guidance

Sources of guidance

  • Inter-Government

Guidance Type

  • Principles

Date Added

  • 15th October 2013

The American Convention on Human Rights was adopted in 1969. Article 23 of the Convention – Right to Participate in Government – includes the right to take part in the conduct of public affairs, and the right to vote and to be elected in genuine periodic and universal elections.