Treaties and Universal Human Rights Instruments


Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial DiscriminationDecember 21, 1965 ICERD
International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsDecember 16, 1966 ICCPR
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsDecember 16, 1966 ICESCR
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against WomenDecember 18, 1979 CEDAW
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or PunishmentDecember 10, 1984 CAT
Convention on the Rights of the ChildNovember 20, 1989 CRC
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their FamiliesDecember 18, 1990 CMW
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance December 20, 2006CPED
Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesDecember 13, 2006CRPD
Optional Protocol of the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsDecember 10, 2008ICESCR-OP
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsDecember 16, 1966 ICCPR-OP1
Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penaltyDecember 15, 1989 ICCPR-OP2
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenDecember 10, 1999 OP-CEDAW
Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflictMay 25, 2000 OP-CRC-AC
Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornographyMay 25, 2000 OP-CRC-SC
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or PunishmentDecember 18, 2002OP-CAT
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesDecember 12, 2006OP-CRPD
December 1, 2009

A Compilation of International Instruments – Universal instruments

Part 1 – Part 1.1 l Part 2 – Part 2-1 – Part 2-2

September 10, 2008

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

December 1, 2007

New Core International Human Rights Treaties (2007)

December 1, 2006

The core international human rights treaties (2006)

December 19, 1989

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention 169

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