What are our rights?

These are some of the universal human rights conventions that we work to make sure are upheld  and realised:


Universal Declaration of Human Rights



ICESCR (Social Rights) International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights



ICCPR (Political Rights) International Convention on Civil and Political Rights



ICERD (Racial Discrimination)



CAT (Prevention of Torture)



CEDAW (Women's Rights)



CRC (Children's Rights)



ICRMW (Migrant Workers' Rights)



CRPD (Disabled Persons)



CPED (Enforced Disappearances)



Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide



Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees



Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children




ILO Conventions

1. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948



2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949



3. Forced Labour Convention, 1930



4. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957  



5. Minimum Age Convention, 1973



6. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999  



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Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951  


8. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958


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Indian workers protest draconian government measures which undermine their rights

22 May 2020 - 3:00pm

As many thousands of workers face destitution and hunger as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we stand in solidarity with workers across India who today are protesting the government’s use of the pandemic to introduce anti-worker labour laws. 

Organisations such as Cividep India are working hard to expose the impact that the pandemic and lockdown measures are having on an already vulnerable workforce. 

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Government succeeds in advancing Trade Bill which ‘erodes the power of Parliament to nothing’

21 May 2020 - 12:00pm

Press Comment

21 May 2020

The government has succeeded in advancing the Trade Bill through Parliament - despite broad opposition through reasoned amendments from Caroline Lucas MP, Keir Starmer MP and Sarah Olney MP. Emily Thornberry MP called the bill “a massive missed opportunity for our country” which “erodes the power of Parliament to nothing”. Responding to the news, Leah Sullivan, Trade Campaigner at War on Want, says:

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