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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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Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

The member States of the Council of Europe and the other States, signatories to the present framework Convention,Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve greater unity between its members for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common heritage;Considering …

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Draft Inter-American Commission Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

PREAMBLE 1.            Indigenous institutions and the strengthening of nations The member states of the Organization of American States (hereafter the states), Aware that the indigenous peoples of the Americas constitute an organized, distinctive and integral segment of the population, are entitled to be part of the national identities of the …

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Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

The World Conference on Human Rights,Considering that the promotion and protection of human rights is a matter of priority for the international community, and that the Conference affords a unique opportunity to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the international human rights system and of the machinery for the protection …

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New Issue: European Human Rights Law Review

New Issue: European Human Rights Law ReviewThe latest issue of the European Human Rights Law Review (2010, no. 4) is out. Contents include:Andrew Drzemczewski, Election of Judges to the Strasbourg Court: An OverviewElisabeth Lambert Abdelgawad, Emilie Becue, Julie Tavernier & Line Lecerre, French Law on the Detention and Return of …

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)

Adopted by General Assembly Resolution 61/295 on 13 September 2007 The General Assembly,Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and good faith in the fulfilment of the obligations assumed by States in accordance with the Charter,Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all other …

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