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Human Rights treaties and agreements


Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, nearly every government has signed up to one or more international treaties designed to guarantee those rights.

Here we outline some of the most important treaties along with other significant human rights agreements.

We also look at the international mechanisms by which your rights are monitored and how they can be enforced.

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Background to universal declaration of human rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Convention on the Rights of the Child Check what your country has ratified Check what your country has ratified
Regional Courts & Agreements promoting human rights Check what your country has ratified
UN Human Rights Commission Check what your country has ratified
International Criminal Court Check what your country has ratified
Vienna Declaration
 
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