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Title: Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
Available From: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/independence.htm
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/c1dgiccp.htm
Conclusion Date: 1960-12-14
Description: This UN General Assembly resolution proclaimed the need to bring colonialism to a speedy end. Moreover, it was felt that the aspirations of the peoples of the territories to achieve self-dermination was not taking place and that the United Nations Charter principles were being too slowly applied. The Declaration states that "the subjection of peoples to alien subjugation, domination and exploitation constitutes a denial of fundamental human rights and is contrary to the United Nations Charter."
Legal Citation: 1960 UN Yearbook 40; GA res. 1514 (XV), 15 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 66, UN Doc. A/4684 (1961)
EISIL Categories: Home > States & Groups of States > Statehood
Home > International Human Rights > Self-Determination
Keywords: self-determination
slavery & slavery-like practices
Language(s): English
French
Document Creator: UN, General Assembly
Site Administrator: UN, High Commissioner for Human Rights
InfoDesk@ohchr.org


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