The Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, SICLAC, meeting in Bogotá on 4-5 October 1999,
The exercise of democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean is based on the respect of freedoms and the rule of law and on compliance with international treaties;
The stability of the judicial system in our continent is supported by the American Convention on Human Rights and the supranational jurisdiction of the Commission and of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of the Organisation of American States, OAS;
The withdrawal of Peru from the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court in San José de Costa Rica is unacceptable, because it violates this very Convention and leaves the citizens of Peru without legal protection.
To repudiate the unilateral decision taken by the government of Alberto Fujimori to withdraw Peru from the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as this action represents a serious step backwards in ensuring respect for the human rights of the Peruvian people.