Charter for European Security (1999)

CHARTER FOR EUROPEAN SECURITY

Istanbul, November 1999

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III. OUR COMMON RESPONSE

THE HUMAN DIMENSION

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27. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can perform a vital role in the promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. They are an integral component of a strong civil society. We pledge ourselves to enhance the ability of NGOs to make their full contribution to the further development of civil society and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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