United Nations

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Approved and proposed for signature and ratification or accession by General Assembly resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, adopted on 28 July 1951 by the United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons convened under General Assembly resolution 429 (V) of 14 December 1950, entry into force 22 April 1954, in accordance with article 43

Convention on the Political Rights of Women, opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 640(VII) of 20 December 1952, entry into force 7 July 1954, in accordance with article VI

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Adopted and opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 2106 (XX) of 21 December 1965

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966 entry into force 3 January 1976, in accordance with article 27

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 18 December 1979, entry into force on 3 September 1981.

Convention on the Rights of the Child – Articles 17 and 30, Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984, entry into force 26 June 1987, in accordance with article 27 (1)

Regional Agreements (Europe)

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol No. 11, Rome, 4.XI.1950

European Social Charter (revised), Strasbourg, 3.V.1996

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, 2000

Minority Rights

Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, Adopted by General Assembly resolution 47/135 of 18 December 1992

UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, Adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at its thirty-first session on 2 November 2001

Document of the Copenhagen meeting of the conference on the human dimension of the CSCE, Copenhagen, 29 June 1990CSCE Helsinki Document 1992, Helsinki, 10 July 1992

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Strasbourg, February 1992

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Strasbourg, 5 September 1992

See also:

Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice Adopted and proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at its twentieth session, on 27 November 1978

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