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

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