BARBADOS: Children's rights and the Inter-American system

Summary: This report summarises hearings on children's rights in Barbados held by the Inter-American Commission, reports by the Commission's Rapporteur on the Rights of the Child, and cases brought by the Commission and Court.

Barbados is a member of the Organisation of American States (OAS). The Inter-American Commission is an autonomous body of the OAS which monitors Member States' compliance with their obligations under regional human rights conventions.

Regional instruments ratified

Barbados ratified the American Convention on Human Rights in 1981.

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Country visits by the Commission's Rapporteur on the Rights of the Child


Commission reports on Barbados


Inter-American Commission: Cases



Inter-American Court: Cases

Barbados has accepted the contentious jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court. (What does this mean?)

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