3. To guarantee, under all circumstances, the respect of human dignity and to act in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the other important conventions adopted by the United Nations and its institutions.
To ban the death penalty.
To respect and reinforce the fundamental human rights, be they individual rights (respect of private life, freedom of thought, belief, education, sexual orientation and right to equal treatment etc.), social rights (freedom of trade unions, right to strike, social protection etc.) or political rights (freedom of association, universal vote).
To foster gender equality in every area of private and public life, including within our parties, in decision-making positions in all fields and at all levels.
To fight against all forms of discrimination based on gender, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, language, religion, philosophical or political beliefs.
To fight against all ultra nationalist, fundamentalist, xenophobic and racist trends and to refrain from all forms of political alliance or co-operation, at any level, with any political party inciting or trying to inflame prejudices, ethnic or racial hatred.
To reject and resolutely oppose any drift to authoritarianism as well as any political system which allows or practises the violation of human rights to conquer or impose its power (political assassination, torture, arbitrary detention, press censorship, banning or repression of peaceful demonstrations, etc).
4. To support international action in favour of peace, tolerance, dialogue, understanding and cooperation among peoples.
To abstain from using military force to gain power or to lead a foreign policy, beyond the framework authorised by the relevant international organisations,
To strive to eliminate weapons of mass destruction and to facilitate disarmement.
Strengthen the role of the United Nations and regional institutions which work towards achieving peaceful solutions to conflicts.
5. An ethics committee is in charge of monitoring the respect of the present code of conduct by all the member parties and it is empowered to formulate recommendations or even proposals of sanctions to the leading organs of the Socialist International.