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Human Rights Documents


Human Rights Documents and Treaties:

Minnesota Human Rights Library
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Prinicpal United Nations Human Rights Treaties and Declarations:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty
International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid
International Convention against Apartheid in Sports
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
Equal Remuneration Convention
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Convention on the Politicial Rights of Women
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflicts
Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
Slavery Convention
Protocol amending the Slavery Convention
Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade,and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour Convention
Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others
Convention on the International Right of Correction
Freedom of Assocation and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
Workers’ Representatives Convention
Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention
Employment Policy Convention
Convention (No. 154) concerning the Promotion of Collective Bargaining
Convention (No. 168) concerning Employment Promotion and Protection against Unemployment
Convention (No. 169) concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries
Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Convention on the Nationality of Married Women
Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons
Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity