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IV. Governance issues

International obligations
The Dominican Republic has signed and ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the International Covenant Civil and Political Rights (1966), the Convention of the Right of the Child (1989) and the American Convention on Human Rights (1969). The  Dominica Republic also recognizes the competence of the American Court of Human Rights for the interpretation and judgment of human rights cases, subject to international reciprocity.
In November 2003, the XIII Ibero-American Conference was held in Bolivia. The results of this meeting were reflected in "Santa Cruz de La Sierra Declaration," which recognizes data protection as a fundamental right.1