Friday, October 5, 2007

On October 5, ...

... 2007 (today), celebrate World Teachers' Day, a holiday close to the heart of us IntLawGrrls.
... 1977 (30 years ago today), the United States affixed its signature to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, both of which were opened for signature in 1966 with the intention that they would operate as instruments for the enforcement of rights guaranteed in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United States became a full member of the ICCPR, which now has 160 states parties, in 1992. The ICESCR has 156 states parties, but the United States is not among them.
... 1943, U.S. Rep. Virginia Brown-Waite (R-N.Y.) was born in Albany, New York.

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