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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