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Washington is a member of the treaty, which was signed by the 40 member states of the council to allow foreign prisoners to be transferred to their mother countries to help their return to society.
Indeed, its epistemology blanketed human thought, shaping the minds of the most talented literary figures as well as the most courageous and noble resistance leaders in the colonies and mother countries.