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O.A.S. Interamerican Human Rights Court: is valid & legal to use military to fight crime and maintain order.

The Americas Security News.- President of Interamerican Human Rights Court CIDH Diego Garcia Sayan

The Americas Security News.- President of Interamerican Human Rights Court CIDH Diego Garcia Sayan

The President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights  (CIDH) of the Organization of the American States (O.A.S.) the Peruvian Judge Diego Garcia Sayan has endorsed the legality of the domestic deployment of the military to fight crime.

Speaking in a Session of the CIDH Mr. Garcia-Sayan said that in certain security situations it is valid to use the military to maintain order. According to Garcia-Sayan, Latin American governments often face organized crime groups that can match or even exceed their powers and capacity for territorial control.

 

He also stated that the acceptability of deploying the military to combat domestic crime is established in international law.