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Convention signed at New Delhi September 12, 1989, with related protocol; transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate October 24, 1989 (Treaty Doc. 101-5, 101st Congress, 1st Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations June 28, 1990 (Senate Executive Report No. 101-25, 101st Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate September 18, 1990; Ratified by the President November 13, 1990; entered into force December 18, 1990.  With related exchanges of notes and memorandum of understanding.

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future