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The rights of asylum-seekers and refugees... 'The Contracting States shall accord to refugees lawfully staying in their territory the same treatment with respect to public relief and assistance as is accorded to their nationals.'

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Each State has a prime responsibility and duty to protect, promote and implement all human rights and fundamental freedoms...

The State shall conduct a prompt and impartial investigation or ensure that an inquiry takes place whenever there is reasonable ground to believe that a violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms has occurred in any territory under its jurisdiction.

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Guidelines for submitting allegations of human rights violations to the UN Special Representative.

The identity of the source of information on the alleged violation is always kept confidential, unless the source agrees that it may be revealed.

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Water is a human right

(The UN) Recognizes the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights;

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The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples sets out the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples, as well as their rights to culture, identity, language, employment, health, education and other issues.

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All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

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Declaring that effective action to prevent and combat trafficking in persons, especially women and children, requires a comprehensive international approach in the countries of origin, transit and destination..

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The first formal and legal document from the United Nations Security Council that required parties in a conflict to respect women's rights and to support their participation in peace negotiations and in post-conflict reconstruction.

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This Declaration calls upon parents, upon men and women as individuals, and upon voluntary organizations, local authorities and national Governments to recognize these rights

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The UN Committee Against Torture recognises the harmful physical and mental effects of prolonged solitary confinement and has expressed concern about its use, including as a preventive measure during pre-trial detention. The effects of solitary confinement on pre-trial detainees may be worse than for other detainees in isolation.

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UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners includes medical services, discipline, punishment, methods of retraint...

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"Recognizing the urgent need for the universal application to women of the rights and principles with regard to equality, security, liberty,integrity and dignity of all human beings.."

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All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.