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International Instruments on Human Rights / the Environment
 
 
Back to TopThe International Bill of Human Rights
 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1976 

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty, 1989

 

Back to TopCore International Human Right Treaties


International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 21 Dec 1965

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

 

 
See the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for a complete list of instruments relating to human rights, at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/

 

  

Back to TopMultilateral Environmental Treaties


The 1992 Rio Conventions

United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change

Convention on Biological Diversity

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

The UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (the Aarhus Convention)

 

Back to TopRegional instruments


The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights 

 





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