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UN Convention to Combat Desertification

The Parties to this Convention, Affirming that human beings in affected or threatened areas are at the centre of concerns to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought, Reflecting the urgent concern of the international community, including States and international organizations, about the adverse impacts of desertification and drought, …

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Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982) Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

The States Parties to this Agreement, Recalling the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, Determined to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks, Resolved to improve cooperation between States to …

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Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing

THE STATES PARTIES to this Convention, Having in mind the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations concerning the maintenance of international peace and security and the promotion of good-neighbourliness and friendly relations and cooperation among States, Deeply concerned about the worldwide escalation of acts of terrorism …

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Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and their Destruction

Preamble The States Parties, Determined to put an end to the suffering and casualties caused by anti-personnel mines, that kill or maim hundreds of people every week, mostly innocent and defenceless civilians and especially children, obstruct economic development and reconstruction, inhibit the repatriation of refugees and internally displaced persons, and …

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Protocol for Registration of Releases into the Environment (2003)

The Parties to this Protocol, Recalling article 5, paragraph 9, and article 10, paragraph 2, of the 1998 Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (the Aarhus Convention), Recognizing that pollutant release and transfer registers provide an important mechanism to increase …

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Statute of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991

Having been established by the Security Council acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 (hereinafter referred to as “the International …

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Law of the Sea Convention (Montego Bay, 1982)

PREAMBLE The States Parties to this Convention, Prompted by the desire to settle, in a spirit of mutual understanding and cooperation, all issues relating to the law of the sea and aware of the historic significance of this Convention as an important contribution to the maintenance of peace, justice and …

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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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