International human rights instruments are the treaties and other international texts that serve as legal sources for international human rights law and the protection of human rights in general. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights together with other international human rights instruments are sometimes referred to as the international bill of rights.
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is a United Nations convention. A third-generation human rights instrument, the Convention commits its members to the elimination of racial discrimination.
The covenant commits its parties to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, electoral rights and rights to due process and a fair trial. The right to equality between men and women.
Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to take steps, through international assistance and co-operation, with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of the rights recognized in the present Covenant by all appropriate means.
The Convention provides the basis for realizing equality between women and men through ensuring women's equal access to, and equal opportunities in, political and public life, including the right to vote and to stand for election, education, health and employment.
The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) is the mechanism to monitor and measure the national agencies and actors, and sets sets minimum standards for the implementation of the CRMW articles.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, or religion. Children's rights are human rights.
The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment is an international human rights treaty, under review, that aims to prevent torture and other acts of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.
The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations and intended to prevent forced disappearance defined in international law, crimes against humanity.
The purpose of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.
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