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Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief
                       
The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief was proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 36/55 of 25 November 1981. It is the result of three decades of discussion on religious rights, primarily within the Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, and has been considered a major international standard-setting instrument pertaining to the freedom of religion or belief. For a legal analysis of this declaration see the UN Publication Elimination of all forms of intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief by Elizabeth Odio Benito, Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Comission on Prevention of Discrimination and Proetction of Minorities (1989).

Source: A full text version of the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief can be found on the Homepage of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

 


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