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Title: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

The Covenant stipulates that all peoples have the right of self-determination and by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development and all peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international...

Title: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

All human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and interrelated. The international community must treat human rights globally in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing, and with the same emphasis. While the significance of national and regional particularities and various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds must be borne in mind, it is the duty...

Title: Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change & Amendment to Annex B of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The major feature of the Kyoto Protocol is that it sets binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These amount to an average of five per cent against 1990 levels over the five-year...

Title: Lusaka Agreement on Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora

The first African Wildlife Law Enforcement Co-operation Conference that was held in Lusaka Zambia from 9-11th December 1992 first conceptualized the Agreement during deliberations. The Conference, which was attended by senior officers from Eastern and Southern Countries, pointed out lack of cooperation as one of the problems faced by national law enforcement agencies in...

Title: Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Trans-boundary Watercourses and International Lakes

Under the Convention, the Protocol on Water and Health was adopted in London on 17 June 1999, and the Protocol on Civil Liability was adopted in Kiev on 21 May...

Title: Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat

The official name of the treaty, ‘The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat’, reflects the original emphasis upon the conservation and wise use of wetlands primarily as habitat for waterbirds. Over the years, however, the Convention has broadened its scope of implementation to cover all aspects of wetland conservation...

Title: Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

To reduce or remove regulatory barriers to the use of telecommunication resources for disaster mitigation and relief, including to the provision of telecommunication assistance. Where "Disaster" means a serious disruption of the functioning of society, posing a significant, widespread threat to human life, health, property or the environment, whether caused by...