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August 5, 2008

CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA

The U.S. Conference of Mayors
76th Annual Meeting
June 20-24, 2008
Miami

2008 ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS

CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA

WHEREAS, Articles 23, 24 and 25 of the American Convention on Human Rights govern the Right to Participate in Government, the Right to Equal Protection, and the Right to Judicial Protection; and

WHEREAS, Article 23 of said Convention, “Right to Equal Protection, ” states that every citizen shall enjoy the right and opportunity “to take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen representatives”; “to vote and to be elected in genuine periodic elections, which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and by secret ballot that guarantees the free expression of the will of the voters”; “to have access, under general conditions of equality, to the public service of his country;”, and that, “The law may regulate the exercise of the rights and opportunities referred to in the preceding paragraph only on the basis of age, nationality, residence, language, education, civil and mental capacity, or sentencing by a competent court in criminal proceedings”; and

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