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A Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights

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Published Date
January, 1997
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This resource summarizes the following United Nations agreements on human rights:

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
  • Convention Against Torture
  • Convention Against Genocide
  • The Geneva Conventions (UN Convention on the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces, also called the first Geneva Convention)
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
  • Charter of the United Nations

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