International treaties after WW1

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  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The first expression of basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are supposed to be entitled to.
  • Genocide Prevention

    The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was created by the UN to prevent events such as the Holocaust, from happening again.
  • Refugee Convention

    The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees protects the rights of people who are forced to flee their home country for fear of persecution or harm.
  • Racial Discrimination Convention

    The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) forces states to take steps to prohibit racial discrimination.
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Covenant

    The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) protects rights such as the right to a sufficient standard of living, education, work, healthcare, and social security.
  • Civil and Political Rights Covenant

    Human rights protected by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) include the right to vote, the right to freedom of association, the right to a fair trial, right to privacy, and the right to freedom of religion.
  • Discrimination against Women

    Under the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) countries must attempt to abolish discrimination against women and to ensure that women experience human rights the same as men in a range of areas, including education, employment, healthcare and family life.
  • Convention against Torture

    The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or other Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) attempts to prevent torture around the world. It also makes it illegal for states to send a person to another country where they would be in danger of being subjected to torture.
  • Children’s Convention

    The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) states that children are entitled to the same human rights as others.
  • Indigenous Peoples Convention

    The International Labour Organisation Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention was made to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples around the world. It attempts to give Indigenous peoples the right to maintain their own identities and to decide their own path for development in all areas including land rights, health and employment.
  • Convention on Migrant Workers

    The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families was made to ensure that migrant workers have the full protection of their human rights, regardless of whether they are legal citizens of the country they are residing in.
  • Convention on Persons with Disabilities

    The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was made to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights for people with disabilities. It includes the right to health, education, employment, accessibility, and non-discrimination.
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    International treaties after WW1