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International Human Rights Law

Universal Human Rights Instruments

In addition to the International Bill of Rights (which includes the Declaration of Human Rights and the Covenants of Civil and Political Rights and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) and the core human rights treaties, there are many other universal instruments relating to human rights. A non-exhaustive selection is listed below.

WORLD CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND MILLENNIUM ASSEMBLY

THE RIGHT OF SELF-DETERMINATION

RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND MINORITIES

PREVENTION OF DISCRIMINATION

RIGHTS OF WOMEN

RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS

RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE: PROTECTION OF PERSONS SUBJECTED TO DETENTION OR IMPRISONMENT

SOCIAL WELFARE, PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT

PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

RIGHT TO HEALTH

RIGHT TO WORK AND TO FAIR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

SLAVERY, SLAVERY-LIKE PRACTICES AND FORCED LABOUR

RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS

NATIONALITY, STATELESSNESS, ASYLUM AND REFUGEES

WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, INCLUDING GENOCIDE

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