On November 4th, 2016, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at Organization of American States in Washington issued its resolution with respect to precautionary measures.
The Commission decided to request that the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas adopt precautionary measures regarding the matter of reference.
Read the full Ruling here.
It is a comprehensive, detailed and hard-hitting ruling; it basically finds that the Government of The Bahamas has failed to take measures to protect, investigate and/or prevent the threats of death, defamations, harassment campaign and intimidation that our members have been subjected to over these last few years, despite our continuing complaints to the Police and the authorities to intervene.
The Government is now required, in accordance with its international treaty obligations at the OAS, to take positive and demonstrable action to the members of Save The Bays and to regularly report its efforts to the Commission.
We urge you to read the ruling in its entirety.
It is hard hitting.
The Commissioners of the Organization of American States do not mince words.
And they explain in great detail some of the factors and elements which led them to make this damning decision.
Read the full ruling here.