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1/ Happy birthday to the European Convention on Human Rights, signed #OnThisDay 70 years ago! Today, the #ECHR binds 47 nations, obliging them to respect the basic rights of everyone they deal with. In this #thread, we look at the Assembly’s key role in its drafting. #ECHR70
2/ When the @CoE met for the first time in the summer of 1949, there was a widespread expectation that one of its most urgent tasks was to draft a “charter of individual rights”, to cement democracy in Europe and avoid a repeat of the horrors of Nazi rule.
3/ This had been a key demand of the Hague Congress a year earlier, along with the creation of the @CoE itself. Its honorary President Winston Churchill told delegates: “in the centre of our movement stands a charter of human rights, guarded by freedom and sustained by law.”
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.@PACE_President Rik Daems will tonight mark the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights with an appeal to @CoE member States to “cherish, uphold and treasure” the Convention. #ECHR70… The original text of the Convention, signed by foreign minis
Speaking at an event in Athens to mark the anniversary, the President recalled that it was the Assembly which first proposed the drafting of the Convention, at its first session in the summer of 1949.
“We considered from the outset that the willingness to ratify it should become a sine qua non condition for membership for states wishing to join the Council of Europe” he said.
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The European Convention on Human Rights was signed #OnThisDay exactly 70 years ago!

The Assembly, which played a major role in initiating and shaping the Convention, and has been a guardian of its values ever since, is marking the occasion in several ways...

.@PACE_President Rik Daems will join other @CoE leaders in Athens, the birthplace of democracy, for a @coe2020gr event this evening - where he'll speak about the Convention's past, present and future. Watch out for more on the site later!
We also mark the occasion with a series of five video clips dealing with five key articles of the Convention, featuring PACE Presidents and parliamentarians who worked on landmark reports upholding these rights. Stand by for more on our @YouTube channel!…
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1/#Thread #JustCurious: Why @UNHumanRights, @CommissionerHR, & international media are silent on Pakistan's barbarism and brutalities against Baloch people? Aren't Baloch people rights are #humanrights? CC:@Dunja_Mijatovic @mbachelet @BBCNews @CNN @ABC @abcnews #BalochLivesMatter
2/Are the Baloch nation excluded from the #UnitedNations? Isn't the @UN an organization where oppressed & victimized nations like Baloch nation: don't have any value, to have a voice for them?
#BalochLivesMatter #StandUp4HumanRights #BalochMissingPersons @antonioguterres @UN_HRC
3/ How come @UN is celebrating its 75 years and @coe 70 years of the convention on #humanrights; at the same time, Pakistan is genociding the Baloch nation for the last 70 years? #BalochLivesMatters #StandUp4HumanRights #HumanRightsForAll #ECHR70 #UN75 #SpreadTheWord
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