IRRC No. 66
The right of asylum in the context of the protection of human rights in regional and municipal law
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Just as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims the fundamental importance of the rights of all men, so the European Convention on Human Rights seeks to secure to everyone within the jurisdiction of the High Contracting Parties the rights and freedoms it contains. This objective of securing the general application of the protection of the Convention is followed in the Protocols to the Convention which add further rights to those already incorporated in it.