`Palestinian Authority has Formally Submitted its Application to Join 15 ` International Agencies' Threatening Peace Talks '

#AceWorldNews – RAMALLAH – April 02 – The Palestinian Authority has formally submitted its application to join 15 international agencies, as part of a unilateral diplomatic “offensive” that is threatening to derail peace talks with Israel.

PA-based Maan News Agency published a full list of the 15 agencies. The list includes several United Nations bodies – contrary to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim last night that the PA had not technically broken its commitments since none of the agencies were UN bodies.

The 15 agencies are:

  1. The Four Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and the First Additional Protocol
  2. The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
  3. The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
  4. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in armed conflict
  5. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  6. The Hague Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations Concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land
  7. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  8. The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
  9. The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  10. The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  11. The United Nations Convention against Corruption
  12. The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
  13. The International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid
  14. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  15. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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