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The Ljubljana Charter on Reforming Health Care, 1996

The purpose of this Charter is to articulate a set of principles which are an integral part of current health care systems or which could improve health care in all the Member States of the World Health Organization in the European Region. These principles emerge from the experience of countries…

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European Charter of Patients’ Rights (Rome, 2002)

Drawn up in 2002 by Active Citizenship Network, a European network of civic, consumer, and patient organizations, this charter provides a clear, comprehensive statement of patient rights. This statement was part of a grassroots movement across Europe for patients to play a more active role in shaping the delivery of…

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Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

The member States of the Council of Europe and the other States signed the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities at Strasbourg, 1.II.1995.

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The Revised European Social Charter (1996)

The Revised European Social Charter opens for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe on 3 May 1996 and enters into force on 1 July 1999. Designed progressively to take the place of the European Social Charter, the Revised Charter includes the rights guaranteed by the Charter…

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European Social Charter (1961)

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UN Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment

Adopted by General Assembly resolution 43/173 of 9 December 1988.

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UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

Adopted by the First United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, held at Geneva in 1955, and approved by the Economic and Social Council by its resolutions 663 C (XXIV) of 31 July 1957 and 2076 (LXII) of 13 May 1977

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UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

On 18 December 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It entered into force as an international treaty on 3 September 1981 after the twentieth country had ratified it. By the tenth anniversary of the Convention…

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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966, entry into force 23 March 1976, in accordance with Article 49.

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CESCR, General Comment 15, The right to water (Twenty-ninth session, 2003)

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General Comment 15, The right to water (Twenty-ninth session, 2003), U.N. Doc. E/C.12/2002/11 (2002), reprinted in Compilation of General Comments and General Recommendations Adopted by Human Rights Treaty Bodies, U.N. Doc. HRI/GEN/1/Rev.6 at 105 (2003).

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Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights…

Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings was signed in Paris, 12.I.1998, by the member States of the Council of Europe.

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UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Adopted and opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 2106 (XX) of 21 December 196, entry into force 4 January 1969, in accordance with Article 19.

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49

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Law of RA on the Dossemination of Mass Information

This law regulates relations pertaining to the implementation of media activities, defines the guarantees of ensuring the right of freedom of speech in the sphere of the media, the main provisions for the accreditation of journalists, the right of reply and refutation, and the grounds for which the implementers of…

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Law of RA on The Human Rights Defender

Law of RA “On The Human Rights Defender” defines the procedure of appointment and dismissal of the Human Rights Defender, as well as the powers, the terms of service and the guarantees for the performance of duties of the Human Rights Defender (Article 1. General Provisions). 

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WMA Resolution on Medical Care for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (1998, 2008)

World Medical Association Resolution on Medical Care for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons was adopted by the 50th World Medical Assembly Ottawa, Canada, October 1998 and reaffirmed by the WMA General Assembly, Seoul, Korea, October 2008.

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WMA Statement on Violence and Health (2003, 2008)

The World Medical Asssociation Statement on Violence and Health was adopted by the WMA General Assembly, Helsinki 2003 and reaffirmed by the WMA General Assembly, Seoul, Korea, October 2008

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WMA Resolution on the Economic Crisis: Implications for Health (2008)

World Medical Association Resolution on the Economic Crisis: Implications for Health was adopted by the WMA General Assembly, Seoul, Korea, October 2008.

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WMA Declaration of Seoul on Professional Autonomy and Clinical Independence (2008)

World Medical Association Declaration of Seoul on Professional Autonomy and Clinical Independence was adopted by the WMA General Assembly, Seoul, Korea, October 2008

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WMA Resolution on Access of Women and Children to Health Care (1997, 2008)

World Medical Association Resolution on Access of Women and Children to Health Care and the Role of Women in the Medical Profession was adopted by the 49th WMA General Assembly, Hamburg, Germany, November 1997
and amended by the WMA General Assembly, Seoul, Korea, October 2008.

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International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers (1990)

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Their Families was adopted by General Assembly resolution 45/158 of 18 December 1990 and entered into force on 1 July 2003.

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UN Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness (1991)

UN Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Adopted by General Assembly resolution 46/119 of 17 December 1991

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WMA Declaration on the Rights of the Patient

World Medical Association Declaration on the Rights of the Patient was adopted by the 34th World Medical Assembly, Lisbon, Portugal, September/October 1981, and amended by the 47th WMA General Assembly, Bali, Indonesia, September 1995, and editorially revised at the 171st Council Session, Santiago, Chile, October 2005.

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Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950)

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (European Convention on Human Rights) as amended by Protocol No. 11 was signed in Rome, 4.XI.1950 by the members of the Council of Europe.

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Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

Adopted on 28 July 1951 by the United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons convened under General Assembly resolution 429 (V) of 14 December 1950. Entry into force 22 April 1954, in accordance with article 43

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RA Criminal Code: Divulging medical secrets (an extract)

This is an extract from the Criminal Code of Republic of Armenia which includes Article 145 ("Divulging medical secrets") of Chapter 19 ("Crimes against constitutional human rights and freedoms of citizens"). 

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RA Criminal Code: Crimes against public order and morality (an extract)

This is an extract from the Criminal Code of Republic of Armenia which includes Chapter 25 ("Crimes against public order and morality") of Special Part,Section 7 ("Crimes against man").

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RA Criminal Code: Crimes against life and health (an extract)

This is an extract from the Criminal Code of Republic of Armenia which includes Chapter 16 ("Crimes against life and health") of Special Part,Section 7 ("Crimes against man").

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RA Law on Freedom of Information

The law regulates the relations connected with freedom of information, defines the powers of persons holding (possessing) information, as well as the procedures, ways and conditions to get information (Article 1.1).

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Improved measures for reduction of the illicit demand for narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances

This paper was released by the UN Economic and Social Council at the 13th Plenary Meeting on May 25, 1988.

Download from the UNODC server acrobat (20.0 KB)

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