Approval of the Declaration of Barcelona

International experts debated for three days until they approved the Declaration of Barcelona on the Human Right to Peace. This activity was jointly organised by the ICIP and the Spanish Association for International Human Rights Law (AEDIDH) and was supported by the Parliament of Catalonia.

As ICIP President Rafael Grasa explained at the presentation, it is a declaration which contains specific rights on the ideal of the right to peace, and also confers obligations on the institutions. It is also important in that it links peace, development and human rights, a formula in which all the ingredients are essential, but which are rarely included together in any other international legal document.

From this point on, the situation of the text will be less certain, but more exciting at the same time. The aim is for the declaration to be legally recognised by the United Nations General Assembly.

Link of the PDF of the Declaration