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The States Parties to this Convention,

Considering the obligation of States under the Charter of the United Nations to promote universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989

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Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984

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On 18 December 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

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Modern scholars find the concept of torture to be compatible with society's concept of Justice during the time of Jesus Christ. Romans, Jews, Egyptians and many others cultures during that time included torture as part of their justice system. Romans had crucifixion, Jews had stoning and Egyptians had desert sun death. All these acts of torture were considered necessary (as to deter others) or good (as to punish the immoral).

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The term crimes against humanity have come to mean anything atrocious committed on a large scale. This is not, however, the original meaning nor the technical one.

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