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The Helsinki Rules on the Uses of the Waters of International Rivers

Adopted by the International Law Association at the fifty-second conference, held at Helsinki in August 1966. Report of the Committee on the Uses of the Waters of International Rivers (London, International Law Association, 1967) CHAPTER 1. GENERAL Article I The general rules of international law as set forth in these …

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International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna

FINAL ACT OF THE CONFERENCE OF PLENIPOTENTIARIES ON THE CONSERVATION OF ATLANTIC TUNAS Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2-14 May, 1966 1. The Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, at its Thirteenth Session held in Rome in November and December 1965, authorized the Director-General of that …

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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966, entry into force 23 March 1976, in accordance with Article 49 Preamble The States Parties to the present Covenant, Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the …

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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966, entry into force 3 January 1976, in accordance with article 27 Preamble The States Parties to the present Covenant, Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the …

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Proclamation of Tehran (UN Conference on Human Rights)

The International Conference on Human Rights, Having met at Teheran from April 22 to May 13, 1968 to review the progress made in the twenty years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to formulate a programme for the future, Having considered the problems relating to …

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Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

TREATY ON THE NON-PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS The States concluding this Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the “Parties to the Treaty”, Considering the devastation that would be visited upon all mankind by a nuclear war and the consequent need to make every effort to avert the danger of such a …

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Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

THE STATES PARTIES TO THE PRESENT CONVENTION, CONSCIOUS of the dangers of pollution posed by the worldwide maritime carriage of oil in bulk, CONVINCED of the need to ensure that adequate compensation is available to persons who suffer damage caused by pollution resulting from the escape or discharge of oil …

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Convention on Special Missions

The States Parties to the present Convention, Recalling that special treatment has always been accorded to special missions, Having in mind the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations concerning the sovereign equality of States, the maintenance of international peace and security and the development of friendly …

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