The Right of self-determination
- All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political
status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
- All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice
to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual
benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.
- The States Parties to the present Covenant, including those having responsibility for the administration of
Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories, shall promote the realization of the right of self-determination,
and shall respect that right, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations.
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