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Human Rights:  Civil and Political

Covenant adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at New York on December 16, 1966; signed by the United States on October 5, 1977; transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate February 23, 1978 (Treaty Doc. Exec. E, 95-2, 95th Congress, 2d Session); reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  March 4, 1992 (Senate Executive Report No. 102-23, 102d Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate April 2, 1992; Ratified by the President June 1, 1992; Ratification of the United States of America deposited June 8, 1992; entered into force for the United States September 8, 1992.


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U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future