DECLARATIONS ON THE RIGHT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND MINORITIES

UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (2007)

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ILO CONVENTION 169 (1989)

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DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS BELONGING TO NATIONAL OR ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS AND LINGUISTIC MINORITIES

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UNESCO UNIVERSAL DECLARATION ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY

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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

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UN CONVENTIONS, PROTOCOLS, AND TREATY BODIES

There are nine core international human rights treaties. Each of these treaties has established a Committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by States that are party to the treaty. Some of the treaties are supplemented by optional protocols dealing with specific concerns.

Here is a chart listing the main conventions with information on the related treaty bodies:

          UN PROCEDURES & INSTITUTIONS CHARTS: PDF in English

Here are the links to the actual conventions:

          ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Optional protocol to the International Covenant on Civi and Political Rights Treaty Body: Committee on Human Rights.

          ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural and Social Rights. Treaty Body: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

          CERD: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Treaty Body: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

          CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Optional Protocol  to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Treaty Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.

          CAT: Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or PunishmentTreaty Body: Committee Against Torture.

          CRC: Convention on the RightsTreaty Body: Committee on the Rights of the Child.

          CMW: International Convention on the Protection of the rights of all Migrant Workers and Their Families. Treaty Body: Committee on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Their Families.

          Convention on Disabilities. Treaty Body: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

          Convention on Enforced Disappearances. Treaty Body: Committee on Enforced Disappearances.