Universal Declaration of Human Rights - December, 10th 1948
On December, 10th 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Following this historic act, the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - December, 16th 1966
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - December, 16th 1966
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 16, 1966, and in force from January 3, 1976. It commits its parties to work toward the granting of economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) to individuals, including labour rights and rights to health, education, and an adequate standard of living.
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms - November, 4th 1950
The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (also called the "European Convention on Human Rights" and "ECHR"), was adopted under the auspices of the Council of Europe in 1950 to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe.
European Social Charter - May, 3rd 1996
The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty which was adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996. The Revised Charter came into force in 1999 and is gradually replacing the initial 1961 treaty. The Charter sets out rights and freedoms and establishes a supervisory mechanism guaranteeing their respect by the States parties.
The Tallinn Charter : Health Systems for Health and Wealth - June, 18th 2008
The Tallinn Charter has been ratified in 2008 by the 53 countries that compose the World Health Organization (WHO) european area. Considering that, in each country, some groups don’t have access to treatment of quality, the charter points out the necessity of solid health systems.
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages - November, 5th 1992
The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML) is a European treaty adopted in 1992 under the auspices of the Council of Europe to protect and promote historical regional and minority languages in Europe.
United Nations Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families - December, 18th 1990
Its primary objective is to foster respect for migrants’ human rights.The Convention does not create new rights for migrants but aims at guaranteeing equality of treatment, and the same working conditions for migrants and nationals.
Convention on the Rights of the Child - November, 20th 1989
This is an international convention setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children. The Convention deals with the child-specific needs and rights. It requires that states act in the best interests of the child.
The Community Charter of Fundamental Social Rights of Workers - December, 9th 1989
United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - December, 10th 1984
This is an international human rights instrument, under the purview of the United Nations, that aims to prevent torture around the world. The States parties take a series of appropriate measures to prevent, to suppress any torture acts to protect people from attacks against their freedom and physical and moral integrity.
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - December, 18th 1979
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) on 18 December 1979. The objective of the Convention is to end discrimination against women in all areas of life.
International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination - December, 21th 1965
Abolition of forced labour Convention - June, 25th 1957
Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons - September 28th 1954
Convention relating to the status refugees - July, 28th 1951
Convention concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise - July, 9th 1948
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