International Human Rights Treaties

 

 

 

1.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Paris, 9 December 1948

2.

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. New York, 7 March 1966

2.a.

Amendment to article 8 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. New York, 15 January 1992

3.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. New York, 16 December 1966

3.a.

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. New York, 10 December 2008

4.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. New York, 16 December 1966

5.

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. New York, 16 December 1966

6.

Convention on the non-applicability of statutory limitations to war crimes and crimes against humanity. New York, 26 November 1968

7.

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid. New York, 30 November 1973

8.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. New York, 18 December 1979

8.a.

Amendment to article 20, paragraph 1 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. New York, 22 December 1995

8.b.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. New York, 6 October 1999

9.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. New York, 10 December 1984

9.a.

Amendments to articles 17 (7) and 18 (5) of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment . New York, 8 September 1992

9.b.

Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. New York, 18 December 2002

10.

International Convention against Apartheid in Sports. New York, 10 December 1985

11.

Convention on the Rights of the Child. New York, 20 November 1989

11.a.

Amendment to article 43 (2) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. New York, 12 December 1995

11.b.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. New York, 25 May 2000

11.c.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. New York, 25 May 2000

11.d.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure . New York, 19 December 2011

12.

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty. New York, 15 December 1989

13.

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families. New York, 18 December 1990

14.

Agreement establishing the Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean. Madrid, 24 July 1992

15.

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. New York, 13 December 2006

15.a.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. New York, 13 December 2006

16.

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. New York, 20 December 2006

 

 

 

International Humanitarian Law - Hague Law

 

Hague Conference of 1899

 

Final Act Of the International Peace Conference. The Hague, 29 July 1899.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][State signatories - 27]

Convention (II) with Respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land. The Hague, 29 July 1899.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][State parties - 49]

Declaration (IV,1), to Prohibit, for the Term of Five Years, the Launching of Projectiles and Explosives from Balloons, and Other Methods of Similar Nature. The Hague, 29 July 1899.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][State parties - 24][State signatories - 2]

Declaration (IV,2) concerning Asphyxiating Gases. The Hague, 29 July 1899.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][State parties - 31]

Declaration (IV,3) concerning Expanding Bullets. The Hague, 29 July 1899.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][State parties - 31]

 

Hague Conference of 1907

  Final Act of the Second Peace Conference. The Hague, 18 October 1907.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][State signatories - 44]

Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land. The Hague, 18 October 1907.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][State parties - 35][State signatories - 15]

Declaration (XIV) Prohibiting the Discharge of Projectiles and Explosives from Balloons. The Hague, 18 October 1907.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][State parties - 20][State signatories - 12]

 

International Humanitarian Law - Geneva Law

 

1949 Geneva Conventions

Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field. Geneva, 12 August 1949.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][Commentaries][State parties - 194]

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

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][Commentaries][State parties - 194]

Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][Commentaries][State parties - 194]

Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][Commentaries][State parties - 194]

 

Additional Protocols to Geneva Conventions

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 8 June 1977.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][Commentaries][State parties - 172][State signatories - 3]

Annex I (to the Protocol I) : Regulations concerning identification (as amended on 30 November 1993)

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][Commentaries]

Annex I (to the Protocol I) : Regulations concerning identification (as of 6 June 1977)

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][Commentaries]

Annex II (to the Protocol I)

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][Commentaries]

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), 8 June 1977.

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][Commentaries][State parties - 166][State signatories - 3]

Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III), 8 December 2005

  [Introduction][Full Text][Articles][Commentaries][State parties - 60][State signatories - 33]