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International Agreements

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December 1948 [EN] [ES] [FR] [DE] [IT] [AR] [CH] [RU] [Other]

  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 16 December 1966, entry into force 23 March 1976. [EN]

  • Convention on the International Right of Correction, 16 December 1952, entry into force 24 August 1962 [EN]

  • Declaration on Fundamental Principles concerning the Contribution of the Mass Media to Strengthening Peace and International Understanding, to the Promotion of Human Rights and to Countering Racialism, Apartheid and Incitement to War. Proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on 28 November 1978. [EN]


  • Seminar on the role of Internet with regard to the provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 10-14 November 1997. [EN] [FR] [ES]

    • UN Press Release, Human Rights Seminar Condemns Promotion of Racism on the Internet , November 17, 1997.

  • Global Internet Liberty Campaign Resolution on Hate Speech, November 1997. [EN]