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Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture

The American States signatory to the present Convention, Aware of the provision of the American Convention on Human Rights that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment or treatment; Reaffirming that all acts of torture or any other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment …

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41/128. Declaration on the Right to Development

A/RES/41/128 4 December 1986 97th plenary meeting 41/128. Declaration on the Right to Development The General Assembly, Having considered the question of the right to development, Decides to adopt the Declaration on the Right to Development, the text of which is annexed to the present resolution. The General Assembly, Bearing …

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Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam

The Nineteenth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Peace, Interdependence and Development), held in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, from 9-14 Muharram 1411H (31 July to 5 August 1990), Keenly aware of the place of mankind in Islam as vicegerent of Allah on Earth; Recognizing the importance of issuing …

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Charter of Paris for a New Europe

We, the Heads of State or Government of the States participating in the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, have assembled in Paris at a time of profound change and historic expectations. The era of confrontation and division of Europe has ended. We declare that henceforth our relations will …

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European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

PreambleThe member States of the Council of Europe signatory hereto,Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members, particularly for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common heritage;Considering that the protection of the historical …

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Charter Establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

The States, having voluntarily united in the Commonwealth of Independent States (hereinafter – the Commonwealth),based on the historical commonality of its peoples and the relations that have formed between them,acting in accordance with generally accepted principles and norms of international law, the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, …

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Arab Charter on Human Rights

Council of the League of Arab States, Cairo Arab Charter on Human Rights adopted on 15 September 1994 (not in force), full text (1), translated from Arabic (2) The Governments of the member States of the League of Arab States (3) Preamble Given the Arab nation’s belief in human dignity …

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Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearances of Persons

PreambleThe Member States of the Organization of American States signatory to the present Convention,DISTURBED by the persistence of the forced disappearance of persons;REAFFIRMING that the true meaning of American solidarity and good neighborliness can be none other than that of consolidating in this Hemisphere, in the framework of democratic institutions, …

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