CENTRAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS OVERVIEW RELATED TO (FORCED) MIGRATION


Selected United Nations Conventions

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948)

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951)

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979)

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)

Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)

Selected Council of Europe Conventions

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950)

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (1995)

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005)

Selected European Union Instruments

Charter of Fundamental Rights (2000)
The charter brings together in a single document rights previously found in a variety of legislative instruments, such as in national and EU laws, as well as in international conventions from the Council of Europe, the United Nations (UN) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Racial Equality Directive (2000/43/EC)

Compiled by Anne von Oswald, Network Migration in Europe, 2010

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