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Human Rights:  Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Convention adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at New York on December 10, 1984; signed by the United States on April 18, 1988; transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate May 23, 1988 (Treaty Doc. 100-20, 100th Congress, 2d Session); reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 19, 1990 (Senate Executive Report No. 101-30, 101st Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate October 27, 1990; Ratified by the President September 19, 1994; Ratification of the United States of America deposited October 21, 1994; entered into force for the United States November 20, 1994.

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future