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5. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – CHOGM Communiqué (2009)
(Adopted at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, 27- 29 November 2009)

1. Commonwealth Heads of Government met in Trinidad and Tobago from 27 to 29 November 2009. Of the 49 countries that attended the Meeting, 34 were represented by their Heads of State or Government.

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Human Rights

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44. [...] Heads further acknowledged the Secretariat’s programmes to promote human rights education and awareness through training programmes for targeted groups such as police, other uniformed services, magistrates and government officers.

45. Recognising and underlining the centrality of human rights to the fundamental values of the Commonwealth, Heads called for greater cooperation among national human rights institutions in order to enable these institutions to promote human rights more effectively.

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