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Geneva Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources

The States Parties to this Convention, Considering that the development of modern techniques for the exploitation of the living resources of the sea, increasing man’s ability to meet the need of the world’s expanding population for food, has exposed some of these resources to the danger of being over-exploited, Considering …

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Geneva Convention on the High Seas

The States Parties to this Convention, Desiring to codify the rules of international law relating to the high seas, Recognizing that the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, held at Geneva from 24 February to 27 April 1958, adopted the following provisions as generally declaratory of established …

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Geneva Convention on the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone

The States Parties to this Convention Have agreed as follows: Part i. Territorial Sea section i. general Article 1 1.   The sovereignty of a State extends, beyond its land territory and its internal waters, to a belt of sea adjacent to its coast, described as the territorial sea. 2.    This …

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State Treaty (with annexes and maps) for the re-establish­ment of an independent and democratic Austria. Signed at Vienna, on 15 May 1955

UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS, UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FRANCE and AUSTRIA State Treaty (with annexes and maps) for the re-establish­ment of an independent and democratic Austria. Signed at Vienna, on 15 May 1955 Official texts: Russian, English, French and German. Registered …

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Antarctic Treaty – Protocol on Environmental Protection (1991)

The States Parties to this Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Parties, Convinced of the need to enhance the protection of the Antarctic environment and dependent and associated ecosystems; Convinced of the need to strengthen the Antarctic Treaty system so as to ensure that Antarctica shall …

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Antarctic Treaty

The Governments of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, the French Republic, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, the Union of South Africa, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America, Recognizing that it is in the interest of all mankind …

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Declaration on the Rights of the Child (UNGA resolution 1386 (XIV))

Adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution 1386 (XIV) of 10 December 1959 WHEREAS the peoples of the United Nations have, in the Charter, reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights and in the dignity and worth of the human person, and have determined to promote social progress and better standards …

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Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PARIS 14th December 1960THE GOVERNMENTS of the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Belgium, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kingdom of Greece, the Republic of Iceland, Ireland, the Italian Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the …

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Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy of 29th July 1960, as amended by the Additional Protocol of 28th January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16th November 1982

The GOVERNMENTS of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Finland, the French Republic, the Hellenic Republic, the Italian Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of the …

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Statute of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (as amended by the Protocols of Cartagena de Indias (1985), Washington (1992) and Managua (1993))

Approved by Resolution Nº 447 taken by the GeneralAssembly of the OAS at its ninth regular session,held in La Paz, Bolivia, October 1979 I.  NATURE AND PURPOSES Article 1 1.          The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is an organ of the Organization of the American States, created to promote the …

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Treaties relating to the establishment of Cyprus

Nicosia, 16 August 1960 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Greece and the Republic of Turkey of the one part and the Republic of Cyprus of the other part: Desiring to make provisions to give effect to the Declaration made by the Government of …

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UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education

The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, meeting in Paris from 14 November to 15 December 1960, at its eleventh session,Recalling that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts the principle of non-discrimination and proclaims that every person has the right to education,Considering that discrimination …

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Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

The Contracting States, Acting in pursuance of resolution 896 (IX), adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 4 December 1954, Considering it desirable to reduce statelessness by international agreement, Have agreed as follows: Article 1 1. A Contracting State shall grant its nationality to a person born …

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