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Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery (25 Sep 1926); and Protocol (7 Dec 1953)

Convention Concerning Forced Labor (28 Jun 1930)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). WWW version via The United Nations via HRWEB

Convention Concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize (9 Jul 1948)

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (9 Dec 1948). WWW version via HRWEB.

Convention Concerning the Application of the Principles of the Right to Organize and to Bargain Collectively (1 Jul 1949)

Geneva Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field. WWW version via University of Minnesota Human Rights Library. (12 Aug 1949)

Geneva Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea (12 Aug 1949)

Geneva Convention (III) Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (12 Aug 1949)

Geneva Convention (IV) Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (12 Aug 1949)

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (21 Mar 1950)

European Convention on Human Rights (4 Nov 1950) and all Protocols, via Council of Europe (ETS 005).

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (28 July 1951)

Convention on the Political Rights of Women (31 Mar 1953)

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery , the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery (7 Sep 1956)

Convention Concerning the Abolition of Forced Labor (25 Jun 1957)

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (7 Mar 1966)

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (16 Dec 1966). WWW version via HRWEB.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (16 Dec 1966) (www version via HRWEB and Optional Protocol

Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees (31 Jan 1967)

American Convention on Human Rights (22 Nov 1969); Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights “Protocol of San Salvador “(17 Nov 1988); Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty (7 June 1990).

Convention Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment (26 Jun 1973)

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (18 Dec 1981). WWW version via HRWEB

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (10 Dec 1984). WWW version via HRWEB

Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture (9 Dec 1985)

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Strasbourg 26 Nov 1987)

Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights “Protocol of San Salvador “(17 Nov 1988).

ILO Convention Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries .(27 June 1989)

Convention on the Rights of the Child (20 Nov 1989)

Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty (7 June 1990).

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (18 Dec 1990)

Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (1992) via University of Saskatchewan.

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (Strasbourg 5 Nov 1992)

Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (29 May 1993)

United Nations World Conference on Human Rights: Vienna Declaration and Action Programme (25 Jun 1993)

Protocol Number 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Strasbourg 4 Nov 1993)

Protocol Number 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Strasbourg 4 Nov 1993)

1994 Draft Declaration of Principles on Human Rights and the Environment

Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons (9 June 1994)

European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (Strasbourg 1 Feb 1995)

Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (19 Oct 1996)

Council of Europe: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (4 April 1997)

Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour, entered into force Nov. 19, 2000.

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. (15 Dec 2000) Advance copy of the authentic text. Includes the Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children; and the Protocol against the smuggling of migrants by land, sea and air.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (22 Dec 2000)

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1994 Draft Declaration of Principles on Human Rights and the Environment, American Convention on Human Rights, Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Convention Concerning Forced Labor, Convention Concerning Freedom of Association, Convention Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries, Convention Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment, Convention Concerning the Abolition of Forced Labor, Convention Concerning the Application of the Principles of the Right to Organize and to Bargain Collectively, Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Convention on the Political Rights of Women, Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery, Council of Europe: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman, European Convention on Human Rights, European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Human rights and international law. Bibliography, Human rights international conventions, Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons, Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, International Family Law, International human rights law Part 36, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Protocol Number 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman, Protocol Number 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman, Protocol of San Salvador, Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, Treaty Research.

European Convention on Human Rights and Europe

There is an entry on european convention on human rights in the European legal encyclopedia.

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  • Entry “European Convention on Human Rights” in the work “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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