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Situation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms in Guatemala : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.

Publisher UN General Assembly
Author UN General Assembly (41st sess. : 1986-1987)
Publication Date 4 December 1986
Citation / Document Symbol A/RES/41/156
Reference 41
Cite as UN General Assembly, Situation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms in Guatemala : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly., 4 December 1986, A/RES/41/156, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00efe30.html [accessed 26 November 2014]

The General Assembly,

Reiterating that the Governments of all Member States have an obligation to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Recalling its previous resolutions on the subject, including resolution 40/140 of 13 December 1985, in which it decided to continue its consideration of the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Guatemala at its forty-first session,

Recalling also the previous resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights on the subject, and taking note of Commission resolution 1986/62 of 13 March 1986,

1.         Welcomes the process of democratization and return to constitutionality, which are fundamental steps towards complete and effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and encourages the Government of Guatemala, to continue to take measures for the effective implementation of the Constitution and other laws aimed at safeguarding these rights and freedoms;

2.         Requests the Government of Guatemala to continue co-operating with the Commission on Human Rights by providing it with information about the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms, in particular in regard to the application of the new legal order for the protection of these rights and freedoms;

3.         Recommends that the Commission on Human Rights should continue to consider the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Guatemala, in accordance with Commission resolution 1986/62, and decides to continue its consideration of developments in that situation at its forty-second session.

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