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International Human Rights Instruments

 

       New Instruments under development

           

            Charter of the United Nations

 

            International Bill of Human Rights (Fact Sheet 2, Rev.1)

           

               Universal Declaration of Human Rights

               International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights * (legally binding treaties)

               International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights * (legally binding treaties)

               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 *

 

            Prevention of discrimination

            

               Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention **

               Equal Remuneration Convention **

 

            Rights of women

           

               Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women *

               Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women

               Convention on the Politicial Rights of Women *

 

 

            Human rights in the administration of justice

           

               Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers

               Guidelines on the Role of Prosecutors

               United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Non-custodial Measures (The Tokyo Rules)

               Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

 

 

            Social welfare, progress and development

           

               Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons

 

          *  With link to status of ratifications, reservations and declarations

          ** With direct link to ILO's ILOLEX database, containing ratification information on International