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

http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/

 

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

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CESCR.aspx

 

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

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CCPR.aspx

 

ICERD (Racial Discrimination)

https://www.humanrights.ch/en/standards/un-treaties/racsism/

 

CAT (Prevention of Torture)

https://www.humanrights.ch/en/standards/un-treaties/torture/

 

CEDAW (Women's Rights)

https://www.humanrights.ch/en/standards/un-treaties/women/

 

CRC (Children's Rights)

https://www.humanrights.ch/en/standards/un-treaties/children/

 

ICRMW (Migrant Workers' Rights)

https://www.humanrights.ch/en/standards/un-treaties/migrant-workers/

 

CRPD (Disabled Persons)

https://www.humanrights.ch/en/standards/un-treaties/disabilities/

 

CPED (Enforced Disappearances)

https://www.humanrights.ch/en/standards/un-treaties/disappearance/

 

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

https://www.humanrights.ch/en/standards/un-treaties/further-conventions/genocide-convention/

 

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

https://www.humanrights.ch/en/standards/un-treaties/further-conventions/refugee-convention/

 

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

https://www.humanrights.ch/en/standards/un-treaties/further-conventions/human-trafficking/

 

 

ILO Conventions

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

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO:12100:P12100_INSTRUMENT_ID:312232:NO

 

2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO:12100:P12100_INSTRUMENT_ID:312243:NO

 

3. Forced Labour Convention, 1930

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO:12100:P12100_INSTRUMENT_ID:312174:NO

 

4. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957  

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO:12100:P12100_INSTRUMENT_ID:312250:NO

 

5. Minimum Age Convention, 1973

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO:12100:P12100_INSTRUMENT_ID:312283:NO

 

6. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999  

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO:12100:P12100_INSTRUMENT_ID:312327:NO

 

7. http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO:12100:P12100_INSTRUMENT_ID:312245:NO

Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951  

 

8. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO:12100:P12100_INSTRUMENT_ID:312256:NO

Latest news

Reaction: UK abstention from UN vote on Protection of Palestinian Civilians

18 June 2018 - 11:15am
Responding to the UK's abstention from the UN General Assembly vote on the Protection of the Palestinian Civilian Population, War on Want's senior campaigner on militarism and security Ryvka Barnard, said: 
 
Read more

Press Comment: Pimlico Plumbers Supreme Court Ruling

13 June 2018 - 2:30pm
Responding to the Supreme Court judgement on the Pimlico Plumbers case, Owen Espley, labour rights campaigner at War on Want, says:
 
“New technology does not mean no rights. This is a victory for common sense and will benefit ordinary people all over the country who are denied basic rights such as holiday and sick pay. 
 
It is a stinging rebuke to the government for failing to uphold the law and forcing people to fight for their rights.
 
Read more

Join the conversation

RT : Stand Up To Manchester Jewish cemetery attacked 3 times https://t.co/7P36kvzmtP 9 hours 33 min ago
This month’s features our Executive Director writing about how Labour's new internati… https://t.co/l5ZZrPvYMw 15 hours 19 min ago
“The UK must implement its own export guidelines, and stop its material support for war crimes abroad.” There's now… https://t.co/aeD6Q7oKKI 17 hours 1 min ago