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International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Instruments

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 10 Dec 1948

The following as commonly referred to as CORE Human Rights Instruments (and optional protocols).

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial

Discrimination

21 Dec 1965
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 16 Dec 1966
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 16 Dec 1966
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 18 Dec 1979
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 10 Dec 1984
Convention on the Rights of the Child 20 Nov 1989

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of

Their Families

18 Dec 1990
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

20 Dec 2006

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 13 Dec 2006
Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 10 Dec 2008
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 16 Dec 1966

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the

abolition of the death penalty

15 Dec 1989
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women 10 Dec 1999

Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of

children in armed conflict

25 May 2000

Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children,

child prostitution and child pornography

25 May 2000
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure 14 Apr 2014
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 18 Dec 2002
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 12 Dec 2006
   

 

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