UN Conventions are written legal agreements between countries and the UN. They describe the human rights people have, and what the country has to do make sure that people’s rights are supported. After a country signs a UN Convention, they have a legal obligation to respect, protect and fulfil the rights written in the Convention.
European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR
The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (formally the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms) is an international convention to protect human rights and political freedoms in Europe.
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ICCPR
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ICESCR
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966 through GA.
International Convention on the Rights of the Child, CRC
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.
International Convention against Torture and other Inhuman, Degrading Treatment or Punishment, CAT
The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (commonly known as the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT)) is an international human rights treaty, under the review of the United Nations, that aims to prevent torture and other acts of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment around the world.
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, ICERD
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) is a United Nations convention. A third-generation human rights instrument, the Convention commits its members to the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of understanding among all races.
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, CEDAW
The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women ( CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly . It is described as an international bill of rights for women.
ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
The Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work was adopted in 1998, at the 86th International Labour Conference. It is a statement made by the International Labour Organisation “that all Members, even if they have not ratified the conventions in question, have an obligation arising from the very fact of membership in the Organization to respect, to promote and to realize, in good faith and in accordance with the Constitution, the principles concerning the fundamental rights which are the subject of those Conventions”.