The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICCPED) is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations and intended to prevent forced disappearance defined in international law, crimes against humanity. The text was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 December 2006 and opened for signature on 6 February 2007.
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The Basis of Law is a compilation of full texts of all instruments of the Inter-American human rights system, such as various declarations, conventions, and protocols, with updated information regarding its entry into force and their corresponding status of ratification.
A link to all international treaties and declarations relavant to Human Rights issues.
Glossary of terms relating to Treaty actions.
A complete list of international and regional instruments and UN documents pertaining to women’s rights.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.