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Country Title Issue Author
Americas Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) General Ninth International Conference of American States, Bogotá, Colombia
Americas American Convention on Human Rights (1969) General Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
El Salvador The Last Sermon 1980
War
Liberation Theology
Archbishop Oscar Romero

International
Declaration on Social Progress and Development (1969) Development General Assembly of the United Nations

International
Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons (1975) Disabled General Assembly of the United Nations

International
Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons (1971) Disabled General Assembly of the United Nations

International
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Economic Rights
Social Rights
Cultural Rights
General Assembly of the United Nations

International
United Nations Principles for Older Persons Elders General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Gender General Assembly of the United Nations

International
Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (1993) Gender General Assembly of the United Nations
International UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights General General Assembly of the United Nations
International Convention on the Rights of the Child Children General Assembly of the United Nations

International
United Nations Millennium Declaration (2000) General General Assembly of the United Nations

International
Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action General General Assembly of the United Nations



International
Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms General General Assembly of the United Nations

International
Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS (2001) Health and Medicine General Assembly of the United Nations

International
Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) Children General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict (1974) War
Gender
Children
General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power Justice and crime General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (1992) Justice and crime General Assembly of the United Nations

International
Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners (1990) Justice and crime General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals Who are not Nationals of the Country in which They Live (1985) Migrants General Assembly of the United Nations


International
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Familie s (1990) Migrants General Assembly of the United Nations


International
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families Migrants General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities Minorities General Assembly of the United Nations

International
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Political Rights General Assembly of the United Nations


International
World Conference against Racism, 2001 (Durban Declaration and Programme of Action) Race
Discrimination
General Assembly of the United Nations

International
Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace (1984) War General Assembly of the United Nations


International
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Racial Discrimination General Assembly of the United Nations


International
International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries War General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief (1981) Religion General Assembly of the United Nations


International
General Assembly resolution 1803 (XVII) of 14 December 1962, "Permanent sovereignty over natural resources" Resources
Self-determination
General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (1960) Self-determination General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Declaration on the Use of Scientific and Technological Progress in the Interests of Peace and for the Benefit of Mankind (1975) Technology General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide War General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1975) Torture General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights (1996) Technology Medicine General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


International
Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001) Cultural Rights General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


International
Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice (1978) Race Discrimination General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

International
Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (ILO 169) Indigenous Peoples International Labor Organization


International
Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1950) Refugees United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons


International
Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition (1974) Hunger
Development
World Food Conference
International Convention Concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour (1946)
Labor International Labour Organisation
International Amnesty International Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy: A Mandate for Leadership (1988)

Political Policy Amnesty International
International Amnesty International Twelve-Point Program for the Prevention of Torture (1983)

Torture Amnesty International

International
Declaration on the Right to Development (1986) Development General Assembly of the United Nations


International
Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (2nd part) (1949) War Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of International Conventions for the Protection of Victims of War



International
Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (1949) War Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of International Conventions for the Protection of Victims of War

International
Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos General Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas
International Plight of street children, G.A. res. 47/126, 47 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 200, U.N. Doc. A/47/49 (1992)

Children General Assembly of the United Nations
United States Civil Disobedience Civil Rights Henry David Thoreau

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