CENTRAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS OVERVIEW RELATED TO (FORCED) MIGRATION


Selected United Nations Conventions ratified by Great Britain

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948)
Ratification Date of Great Britain: 1970

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951)
Ratification Date of Great Britain: 1954

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965)
Ratification Date of Great Britain: 1969

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
Ratification Date of Great Britain: 1976

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
Ratification Date of Great Britain: 1976

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979)
Ratification Date of Great Britain: 1986

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

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

Selected Council of Europe Conventions ratified by Great Britain

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (1995)
Ratification Date of Great Britain: 1998

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005)
Ratification Date of Great Britain: 2007 (Sig.)

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 British Law: 2003

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

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