TUR 001 / 0317 / OBS 026 Arbitrary arrest Turkey March 16, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey.   Description of the situation:   The Observatory has been informed […]

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Human Rights Committee Concluding observations on the initial report of Turkey adopted by the Committee at its 106th session, 15 October to 2 November 1. The Human Rights Committee considered the initial periodic report of Turkey (CCPR/C/TUR/1) at its 2927th, 2928th and 2929th meetings (CCPR/C/SR/2927, CCPR/C/SR/2928 and CCPR/C/SR/2929), held on 17 and 18 October 2012. […]

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UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE    THE PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION,  ACKNOWLEDGING that change in the Earth’s climate and its adverse effects are a common concern of humankind,   CONCERNED that human activities have been substantially increasing the atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, that these increases enhance the natural greenhouse effect, and that […]

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR  THE SUPPRESSION OF ACTS OF NUCLEAR TERRORISM UNITED NATIONS2005 The States Parties to this Convention, Having in mind the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations concerning the maintenance of international peace and security and the promotion of good-neighbourliness and friendly relations and cooperation among States, Recalling the Declaration […]

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OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT PREAMBLEThe States Parties to the present Protocol ,Reaffirming that torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment  are prohibited and constitute serious violations of human rights, Convinced that further measures are necessary to achieve the purposes of […]

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PROTOCOL AGAINST THE ILLICIT MANUFACTURING OF AND TRAFFICKING IN FIREARMS, THEIR PARTS AND COMPONENTS AND AMMUNITION, SUPPLEMENTING THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME PreambleThe States Parties to this Protocol, Aware of the urgent need to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition, […]

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PROTOCOL ON EXPLOSIVE REMNANTS OF WAR TO THE CONVENTION ON PROHIBITIONS OR RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF CERTAIN CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS WHICH MAY BE DEEMEDTO BE EXCESSIVELY INJURIOUS OR TO HAVE INDISCRIMINATE EFFECTS   Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War The High Contracting Parties, Recognising the serious post-conflict humanitarian problems caused by explosive remnants of war, […]

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CONVENTION ON THE PROHIBITION OF THE USE, STOCKPILING, PRODUCTION AND TRANSFER OF ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES AND ON THEIR DESTRUCTION   Preamble The States Parties, Determined to put an end to the suffering and casualties caused by anti-personnel mines, that kill or maim hundreds of people every week, mostly innocent and defenceless civilians and especially children, obstruct […]

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KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE UNITED NATIONS, 1998 KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE The Parties to this Protocol, Being Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, hereinafter referred to as “the Convention”, In pursuit of the ultimate objective of the […]

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