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Treaties and Documents

Inter-American Treaties related to the Protection of man:

Protocol to the Convention on Duties and Rights of States in the Event of Civil Strife (C-14)
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American Convention on Human Rights "Pact of San Jose, Costa Rica" (B-32)
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Convention to Prevent and Punish the Acts of Terrorism (A-49)
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Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture (A-51)
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Inter-American Convention on the Forced Disappearance of Persons (A-60)
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Geneva Conventions of 12th August 1949:

-for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field

-for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea

-relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

-relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War


Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949:

-relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 8 June 1977

-relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), 8 June 1977

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