digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

International human rights instruments are treaties and other international documents relevant to international human rights law and the protection of human rights in general. They can be classified into two categories: declarations, adopted by bodies such as the United Nations General Assembly, which are not legally binding although they may be politically so as soft law; and conventions, which are legally binding instruments concluded under international law. International treaties and even declarations can, over time, obtain the status of customary international law.

International human rights instruments can be divided further into global instruments, to which any state in the world can be a party, and regional instruments, which are restricted to states in a particular region of the world.

Most conventions establish mechanisms to oversee their implementation. In some cases these mechanisms have relatively little power, and are often ignored by member states; in other cases these mechanisms have great political and legal authority, and their decisions are almost always implemented. Examples of the first case include the UN treaty committees, while the best exemplar of the second case is the European Court of Human Rights.

Mechanisms also vary as to the degree of individual access to them. Under some conventions – e.g. the European Convention on Human Rights – individuals or states are permitted, subject to certain conditions, to take individual cases to the enforcement mechanisms; under most, however (e.g. the UN conventions), individual access is contingent on the acceptance of that right by the relevant state party, either by a declaration at the time of ratification or accession, or through ratification of or accession to an optional protocol to the convention. This is part of the evolution of international law over the last several decades. It has moved from a body of laws governing states to recognizing the importance of individuals and their rights within the international legal framework.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are sometimes referred to as the international bill of rights.

Declarations[edit]


Convention[edit]

Global[edit]

Regional: Africa[edit]

Regional: America[edit]

Regional: Europe[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_human_rights_instruments — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
11029 videos foundNext > 

Education Book Review: Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Resea...

http://www.EducationBookMix.com This is the summary of Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human R...

Education Book Review: Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Resea...

http://www.EducationBookMix.com This is the summary of Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human R...

Universal Declaration on Human Rights - 1948

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, P...

The Development of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Mme Claire L'Heureux-Dubé traces the development of international human rights law from foundation of the United Nations to the creation of major human right...

[Louv201x] Protecting human rights at international level

In this video, Professor De Schutter discusses the mechanisms for the protection of human rights at international level. He presents the main regional human ...

| The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, P...

UN Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillo...

Health - My Right

Three students discuss and discover the meaning of Human Rights in the context of Health, following the stories of vulnerable individuals facing various heal...

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Par...

Human Rights in Afghanistan حقوق بشر و افغانستان

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 at the Palais de Chaill...

11029 videos foundNext > 

53 news items

The Zimbabwean

The Zimbabwean
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0700

Most of the countries have incorporated into their domestic legislation international human rights instruments. Countries such as South Africa and Botswana have clear human rights instruments in place. That is a very good starting point. Sadly there ...

The International Examiner

The International Examiner
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:36:16 -0700

The commission uses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments as its compass in highlighting and addressing human rights issues. The commission also works to impact the lives of people in Seattle through ...

The Maravi Post

The Maravi Post
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:48:45 -0700

“We wanted to re-align the Malawi Police Human Rights Training Manual with emerging legal developments including statutes and international human rights instruments,” he said. Kawalala further said the manual would also enhance knowledge and ...

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:52:43 -0700

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe, Mozambique's President Guebuza, Swaziland's King Mswati III and Congo's President Kabila arrive with other regional leaders for a summit of the 15-nation Southern African Development Community in Mozambique's capital ...

The Zimbabwean

The Zimbabwean
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 03:47:56 -0700

??SADC leaders should call on the government to continue on the path of democratization and promotion of human rights by incorporating in domestic legislation all of the international human rights instruments to which the country is party. Malawi ...
 
Asian Human Rights Commission News (press release)
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:33:45 -0700

Nepal has ratified all the major international human rights instruments: it has duly ratified International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Convention Against Torture, Child Rights Convention, and is a party of all the four Geneva ...
 
StarAfrica.com
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:45:00 -0700

PARIS, 8 August 2014 / PRN Africa / — On the day of French President François Hollande's visit to Niger on 18 July 2014, several members of Niger's civil society were arrested in Niamey after having urged greater transparency and fairness in dealings ...

The Daily Star

The Daily Star
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:13:52 -0700

Undoubtedly, the policy has a practical implication in the area of 'freedom of thought and conscience, and of speech' guaranteed under Article 39 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and other international human rights ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About International human rights instruments

You can talk about International human rights instruments with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!