Reading time: 2 minutes Since 2005, the UN’s International Anti-Corruption Convention has still remained the only universal legally binding anti-corruption instrument. “As a unique tool for developing a comprehensive response to a global problem, the Convention contains innovative and globally accepted anti-corruption standards applicable to both the public and private sectors.” Confronting corruption requires strategic thinking and collective action.…
Generally the Government respects the human rights of its citizens however a number of issues have arisen relating to the rights of women, conditions in prisons, government corruption and access to education. In 2009 the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) carried out Vanuatu’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The review identified a number of the above concerns…
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) sets an important standard for the treatment of indigenous peoples that will undoubtedly be a significant tool towards eliminating human rights violations against the planet’s 370 million indigenous people and assisting them in combating discrimination and marginalisation.
The Council of Europe conventions on nationality provide states with internationally accepted rules to be implemented in their domestic law.Acceding to these conventions improves international co-operation on various nationality issues.
The equality and non-discrimination guarantee provided by international human rights law applies to all people, regardless of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or
This short infographic video provides and overview of the history of LGBT rights since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948, and discusses human rights abuses still facing LGBT people. LGBT people continue to face issues including discrimination, brutal violence, torture, kidnapping, and even murder.
Information on the ratification of international human rights treaties including dates of signature, ratification, accession, succession, and entry into force.
Thi website lists the ratification of international treaties for the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu.
This website provides a list of international and regional human rights conventions available in their entirety, as well as the dates of signature, ratification and accession.