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Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons

Adopted on 28 September 1954 by a Conference of Plenipotentiaries convened by Economic andSocial Council resolution 526 A (XVII) of 26 April 1954 Entry into force: 6 June 1960, in accordance with article 39 Preamble The High Contracting Parties, Considering that the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal …

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Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency as amended

ARTICLE I: Establishment of the Agency The Parties hereto establish an International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter referred to as “the Agency”) upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth. ARTICLE II: Objectives The Agency shall seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity …

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Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (ILO Convention No. 105)

The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation, Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Fortieth Session on 5 June 1957, and Having considered the question of forced labour, which is the fourth item on the agenda of …

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Convention on the Nationality of Married Women

The Contracting States, Recognizing that, conflicts in law in practice with reference to nationality arise as a result of provisions concerning the loss or acquisition of nationality by women as a result of marriage, of its dissolution or of the change of nationality by the husband during marriage, Recognizing that, …

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ILO Convention No. 107 (Indigenous and Tribal Populations)

The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation, Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Fortieth Session on 5 June 1957, and Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the protection and integration of …

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Convention concerning Discrimination in respect of Employment and Occupation (ILO Convention No. 111) Special Protocol providing for Conciliation and Good Offices Commission

The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation, Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Forty-second Session on 4 June 1958, and Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to discrimination in the field of …

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Geneva Convention on the Continental Shelf

The States Parties to this Convention Have agreed as follows: Article 1 For the purpose of these articles, the term “continental shelf” is used as referring (a) to the seabed and subsoil of the submarine areas adjacent to the coast but outside the area of the territorial sea, to a …

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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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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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