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Palestine Formally Joins 5 UN Human Rights Treaties – 4 May 2014

RT logoPalestine has signed up to five global treaties, which ban torture and racial discrimination, while protecting the rights of women, children and the disabled, the UN has stated

On May 7, Palestine will also sign an agreement that will protect children in conflict zones. This is an optional part of the overall child rights treaty. On July 2, it will also bring into effect a treaty governing civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, according to AFP.

Palestine joined:

  • United Nations Convention Against Torture
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child

Rupert Colville, the spokesman for the UN human rights office, told journalists that this comes after Palestine’s declaration in April to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that they intended adopting the treaties.

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