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(Mar 02, 2008) New York, U.N. Headquarters--Cuba signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The covenants were signed on 28 February 2008, where Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque met with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Coordination Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement, of which Cuba holds the presidency.

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the UN General Assembly on 16 December 1966 that entered into force on 3 January 1976 and is monitored by the Human Rights Committee (for text of the pact, see: http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/a_cescr.htm). The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is also a multilateral treaty based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights., which was created in 1966 and entered into force in 1976 (for text of the pact, see: http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/a_ccpr.htm).

(Cuba Signs Internationl Human Rights Agreements, GRANMA INTERNACIONAL DIGITAL, ENGLISH EDITION, Feb. 29 2008, available at http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2008/febrero/vier29/Minister-Felipe-Perez-Roque.html.)

Author: Francisco Macías More by this author
Topic: Human rights More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Cuba More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 03/02/2008