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Major international instruments in human rights


Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Paris, 10 December 1948

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. New York, 16 December 1966

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights . New York, 16 December 1966

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. New York, 16 December 1966

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty. New York, 15 December 1989


Others texts available on the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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