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“The Accused Shall Enjoy the Right to a Speedy and Public Trial”
   is an extract from the   
Bill of Rights (1789)
6th amendment.
“Anxious to Protect Their Just Rights and Property and to Secure to Them the Enjoyment of Peace and Good Order”
   is an extract from the   
Treaty of Waitangi (1840)
Established a British governor in New Zealand, recognised Māori ownership of their lands and other properties, and gave Māori the rights of British subjects. Differences exist between the English and Maori (Tiriti o Waitangi) versions of the treaty.
“Considering the Devastation That Would Be Visited Upon All Mankind by a Nuclear War”
   is an extract from the   
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (1968)
There are currently 189 countries party to the treaty, five of which have nuclear weapons: the USA, the UK, France, Russia, and the People's Republic of China. India, Israel, and Pakistan—have never signed the treaty.
“Earls and Barons Shall Not Be Fined but by Their Peers”
   is an extract from the   
Magna Carta (1215)
Also “No man shall be apprehended or imprisoned on the appeal of a woman, for the death of any other man than her husband.”
“The Frontiers of France Shall Be the Same As They Were in the Year 1790”
   is an extract from the   
Treaty of Paris (4th) (1815)
The Treaty of Paris was one of two which ended the wars of the Napoleonic era. It was signed following the defeat and second abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.
“Henceforth All Hostilities Shall Cease; Peace is Hereby Established”
   is an extract from the   
The Treaty of Greenville (1795)
“A treaty of peace between the United States of America, and the tribes of Natvie Americans called the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanees, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pattawatimas, Miamis, Eel Rivers, Weas, Kickapoos, Piankeshaws, and Kaskaskias.”
“In Order to Promote International Cooperation and to Achieve International Peace and Security
   is an extract from the   
Treaty of Versailles (1919)
Peace settlement signed after the end of WW1.
“No One Whatsoever Should Be Denied the Opportunity to Give His Heart to the Observance of the Christian Religion”
   is an extract from the   
Edict of Milan (313)
Ended official persecution of Christians by establishing a policy of religious freedom for all. Signed by Constantine of the West and Licinius of the East.
“Nor Be Deprived of Life, Liberty, or Property, Without Due Process of Law”
   is an extract from the   
Bill of Rights (1789)
5th amendment.
“Nor Shall Be Compelled in Any Criminal Case to Be a Witness Against Himself”
   is an extract from the   
Bill of Rights (1789)
5th amendment.
“Prisoners of War Are Entitled in All Circumstances to Respect for Their Persons and Their Honour”
   is an extract from the   
Geneva Convention (3rd) (1949)
Also known as ‘Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War’.
“The Queen of England Extends to the Natives of New Zealand Her Royal Protection”
   is an extract from the   
Treaty of Waitangi (1840)
Tiriti o Waitangi. New Zealand became a British colony. “In consideration thereof Her Majesty the Queen of England extends to the Natives of New Zealand Her royal protection and imparts to them all the Rights and Privileges of British Subjects”.
“The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms, Shall Not Be Infringed”
   is an extract from the   
Bill of Rights (1789)
2nd amendment.
“Said States Hereby Severally Enter Into a Firm League of Friendship With Each Other”
   is an extract from the   
US Articles of Confederation (1777)
Ratified 1778. First governing document or constitution of the USA.
“There Shall Be a Firm and Perpetual Peace Between His Brittanic Majesty and the Said States”
   is an extract from the   
Paris Peace Treaty (1783)
Signed in Paris, the agreement formally ended the United States War for Independence. Also know as ‘The Peace Treaty’ and ‘The Second Paris Peace Treaty’.
“We Firmly Command That the Church of England Be Free”
   is an extract from the   
Magna Carta (1215)
Proclaimed by King John at Runnymede.
“We Hold These Truths to Be Self-evident, That All Men Are Created Equal”
   is an extract from the   
US Declaration of Independence (1776)
Thomas Jefferson (principal author). Minor alterations made by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.
“We Mutually Pledge to Each Other Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor”
   is an extract from the   
US Declaration of Independence (1776)
Thomas Jefferson (principal author). Minor alterations made by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. Two passages in Jefferson's draft were rejected by Congress — an intemperate reference to the English people and a denunciation of the slave trade.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to Form a More Perfect Union”
   is an extract from the   
Constitution of the United States (1787)
Ratified 1788
“Women Shall Be Treated With All the Regard Due to Their Sex”
   is an extract from the   
Geneva Convention (3rd) (1949)
Also known as ‘Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War’. “Women shall be treated with all the regard due to their sex and shall in all cases benefit by treatment as favourable as that granted to men”.
“The Wounded and Sick Shall Be Collected and Cared For”
   is an extract from the   
Geneva Convention (3rd) (1949)
Also known as ‘Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War’.


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