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The "International Bill
of Human Rights"
Core Treaties  
Treaties you might not expect  

Objectives

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) was given form in two covenants—The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (numbers 1 and 2 below)—and two protocols— the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty (numbers 3 and 4, below). Together they make up the "International Bill of Human Rights."

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


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


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


4. Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty
New York, 1989

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