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.
recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world
all peoples freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development; In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.
the competence of the Committee to consider communications from individuals who claim to be victims of a violation of any of the rights by a State Party
it is imperative that the members of the international community fulfil their solemn obligations to promote and encourage respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinctions of any kind such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions
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no one within the jurisdiction of a State Party to the protocol shall be executed