Saturday, September 11, 2010

On September 11

On this day in ...
... 2001, at a special session in Lima, Peru, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States adopted the Inter-American Democratic Charter. (image credit) Binding on the 34 member states of the OAS, the Charter details what democracy entails and how it is to be defended. As IntLawGrrl Naomi Roht-Arriaza then posted, the Charter figured in events surrounding the June 2009 ouster by Honduran armed forces of democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Zelaya remains in exile, and increasingly, states in the Americas are recognizing the Honduran government that replaced him.

(Prior September 11 posts are here, here, and here.)

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