CENTRAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS OVERVIEW RELATED TO (FORCED) MIGRATION


Selected United Nations Conventions ratified by Spain

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948)
Ratification Date of Spain: 1968

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951)
Ratification Date of Spain: 1978

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965)
Ratification Date of Spain: 1968

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
Ratification Date of Spain: 1977

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
Ratification Date of Spain: 1977

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979)
Ratification Date of Spain: 1984

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)
Ratification Date of Spain: 1987

Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
Ratification Date of Spain: 1990

Selected Council of Europe Conventions ratified by Spain

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (1995)
Ratification Date of Spain: 1995

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), Transposition into Spanish Law: 2003

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

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