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HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTS (A selective guide)

 

Quick Guide: A list of the major human rights documents (with links and a focus on economic, social & cultural [ESC] rights)
Principal human rights instruments and charts of ratification status by countries (Annex from Human Development Report 2000)

Individual Documents (PDF):

African Charter on Human and People's Rights
African Charter on Rights and Welfare of the Child
African Commission on Freedom of Expression
American Convention on Human Rights
Beijing Declaration
Committee on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR), General Comment 6: The right to life
Committee on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR), General Comment 28: The equality of rights between men and women
Committee on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (CESCR), General Comment 12: The right to adequate food
Committee on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (CESCR), General Comment 14: The right to the highest attainable standard of health
Convention against Racial Discrimination
Convention against Torture
Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Convention on the Rights of the Child - Vietnam - Children in armed conflict
Declaration on the Right to Development
European Convention on Human Rights
European Social Charter
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health
Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health (information and links)
Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition
Vienna Declaration