CENTRAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS OVERVIEW RELATED TO (FORCED) MIGRATION


Selected United Nations Conventions ratified by Turkey

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948)
Ratification Date of Turkey: 1950

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951)
Ratification Date of Turkey: 1962

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965)
Ratification Date of Turkey: 2002

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
Ratification Date of Turkey: 2003

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
Ratification Date of Turkey: 2003

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979)
Ratification Date of Turkey: 1985

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)
Ratification Date of Turkey: 1988

Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
Ratification Date of Turkey: 1995

Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (1990)
Ratification Date of Turkey: 2004

Selected European Union Instruments

Charter of Fundamental Rights (2000)
The charter brings together in a single document rights previously found in a variety of legislative instruments, such as in national and EU laws, as well as in international conventions from the Council of Europe, the United Nations (UN) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

European Anti-Discrimination Law (Racial Equality Directive) (2000)

Compiled by Anne von Oswald, Network Migration in Europe, 2010

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