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A/HRC/RES/20/10
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18 July 2012
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Human Rights Council
Twentieth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council

20/10.
The effects of foreign debt and other related international financial
obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights,
particularly economic, social and cultural rights
The Human Rights Council,
Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action and other relevant international
human rights instruments,
Reaffirming all resolutions and decisions adopted by the Commission on Human
Rights on the effects of structural adjustment and economic reform policies and foreign
debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural
rights, including Commission resolutions 1998/24 of 17 April 1998, 1999/22 of 23 April
1999, 2000/82 of 26 April 2000, 2004/18 of 16 April 2004 and 2005/19 of 14 April 2005,
Human Rights Council resolutions 7/4 of 27 March 2008, 11/5 of 17 June 2009, 14/4 of 17
June 2010, 17/7 of 16 June 2011 and 19/38 of 23 March 2012 and Council decision 12/119
of 2 October 2009,
Reaffirming also Human Rights Council resolution S-10/1 of 23 February 2009 on
the impact of the global economic and financial crises on the universal realization and
effective enjoyment of human rights,
Bearing in mind paragraph 6 of General Assembly resolution 60/251 of
15 March 2006,

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GE.12-16201

Reissued for technical reasons on 27 August 2012.
The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of
the Council on its twentieth session (A/HRC/20/2), chap. I.

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