Human Rights Legislation: The Seven Core Treaties

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1. 1948: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1.1. Adopted by the United Nations to be the first expression of rights that all humans are entitled to

2. 1969: Convention on the elimination of all Racial Discrimination

2.1. Established by the United Nations and is a convention that is dedicated to ending racial discrimination and create understanding among all races

3. 1981: Convention on the elimination of all discrimination against women

3.1. Established by the United Nations and is described as the Bill of Rights for women. It has been ratified by over 50 countries but the United States is not one of those.

4. 1987: United Nations Convention against torture

4.1. This convention aims to prevent torture, cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishments. It prevents countries from transporting people to another country where they believe they could be tortured.

5. 1989: Convention on the Rights of the Child

5.1. A child is defined at anyone under the age of eighteen. They are responsible for the list of civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.

6. 2003: International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

6.1. They are responsible for protecting migrant workers and their families from danger

7. 2008: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

7.1. They are responsible for protecting the rights, safety and life enjoyment of all persons with disabilities. They are to thank for the idea of persons with disabilities are equal and not charity cases and medical treatments

8. 1966: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

8.1. They are responsible for the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, electoral rights and rights to due process and a fair trial. Also they are responsible for the granting of economic, social, and cultural rights to the Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories and individuals, including labour rights and the right to health, the right to education, and the right to an adequate standard of living