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  1. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Protocole à la Charte africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples, relatif aux droits des personnes âgées. - Protocole Protocol

    Adoption: 2016-01-31 | ORG-2016-IA-103641

    Protocole pas encore entré en vigueur.

  2. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Protocole portant statut de la Cour africaine de justice et des droits de l'homme, signé à Sharm El-Sheikh le 1er juillet 2008. - Protocole Text in English

    Adoption: 2008-07-01 | ORG-2008-IA-88466

    Une fois entré en vigueur et sous réserve des dispositions des articles 5, 7 et 9, remplace le Protocole relatif à la Charte africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples portant création d'une Cour africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples, adopté le 10 juin 1998 à Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) et entré en vigueur le 25 janvier 2004, et le Protocole de la Cour de justice de l'Union africaine, adopté le 11 juillet 2003 à Maputo (Mozambique).

    Attention Nombre d'Etats requis pour l'entrée en vigueur du texte pas encore atteint.

  3. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Accord du 18 juin 2008 entre la Communauté européenne et le Conseil de l'Europe concernant la coopération entre l'Agence des droits fondamentaux de l'Union européenne et le Conseil de l'Europe. - Accord

    Adoption: 2008-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-18 | INT-2008-IA-79003

    Prévoit la coordination des activités de l'agence avec celles du Conseil de l'Europe, en particulier en ce qui concerne son programme de travail annuel et la coopération avec la société civile.

    A été approuvé par l'Union européenne par la décision 2008/578/CE du 28 février 2008 publiée au journal officiel L186 du 15 juillet 2008.

  4. International Organizations - Human rights - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Charte africaine de la démocratie, des élections et de la gouvernance, adoptée le 30 janvier 2007 à Addis Abeba. - Charte Charter

    Adoption: 2007-01-30 | Date of entry into force: 2012-02-15 | ORG-2007-M-84057

    A notamment pour objectif de promouvoir l'adhésion de chaque Etat partie aux valeurs et principes universels de la démocratie et le respect des droits de l'homme.

  5. International Organizations - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Governmental Declaration of 23 June 2006 regarding the validity of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 18 December 2002 in New York (Text No. 193).

    Adoption: 2006-06-23 | Date of entry into force: 2006-06-22 | POL-2006-R-80377

    Implements the Protocol into Polish law and provides a list of States party to the Protocol.

  6. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Déclaration universelle sur la bioéthique et les droits de l'homme. - Déclaration universelle

    Adoption: 2005-10 | ORG-2005-IA-78756

  7. International Organizations - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act of 8 July 2005, regarding the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 18 December 2002 in New York (Text No. 1253).

    Adoption: 2005-07-08 | Date of entry into force: 2005-08-13 | POL-2006-L-79967

    Ratification by the President of Poland the Optional Protocol of 18 December 2002.

  8. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Arab Charter on Human Rights. - Charter on-line in English

    Adoption: 2004-05-02 | Date of entry into force: 2008-03-15 | ORG-1994-IA-83546

  9. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Protocole à la Charte africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples relatif aux droits des femmes adopté à Maputo (Mozambique) le 11 juillet 2003. - Texte en français Text in English

    Adoption: 2003-07-11 | Date of entry into force: 2005-11-25 | ORG-2003-IA-65556

    Contient notamment des dispositions relatives à l'élimination de la discrimination à l'égard des femmes (article 2); au droit à la vie (article 3); au droit de participation au processus politique et à la prise de décisions (article 9); au droit à l'éducation et à la formation (article 12); à l'égalité en matière d'emploi et de rémunération et au droit à la protection sociale (article 13). Prévoit des mesures particulières à l'égard des femmes âgées et des femmes handicapées. Contient des dispositions sur l'interdiction du travail des enfants.

  10. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 2002-12-18 | Date of entry into force: 2003-02-04 | ORG-2002-IA-66933

  11. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Convención Interamericana contra el Terrorismo. - Texto en español Text in English

    Adoption: 2002-06-03 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-10 | ORG-2002-IA-66751

  12. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Protocole additionnel à la convention pour la protection des personnes à l'égard du traitement automatisé des données à caractère personnel concernant les autorités de contrôle et les flux transfrontières de données, fait à Strasbourg le 8 novembre 2001. - Protocole additionnel

    Adoption: 2001-11-08 | Date of entry into force: 2007-09-01 | ORG-2001-IA-77413

    Publié au journal officiel français par le décret n° 2007-1401 du 28 septembre 2007.

  13. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Protocole relatif à la Charte africaine des droits de l'Homme et des peuples portant création d'une Cour africaine des droits de l'Homme et des peuples, adopté à Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) le 9 juin 1998. - Texte en français Text in English

    Adoption: 1998-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-25 | ORG-1998-IA-63908

    Fixe la compétence, la composition de la Cour ainsi que la procédure de saisine.
    La Cour africaine des Droits de l'homme et des peuples a un double mandat consultatif et contentieux. Elle peut émettre des avis sur toute question juridique concernant la Charte africaine des Droits de l'homme et des peuples et rendre des arrêts sur toute requête concernant l'interprétation et l'application des dispositions de la Charte et autres instruments pertinents relatifs aux droits de l'homme ratifiés par les Etats concernés.
    Elle peut être saisie par la Commission africaine des Droits de l'homme et des peuples, les Etats parties à la Cour et les organisations inter-gouvernementales africaines.

  14. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on their Destruction.

    Adoption: 1997-09-18 | ORG-1997-IA-48321

    Obliges State parties not to use, produce, or develop anti-personnel landmines, and obliges them to destroy existing stockpiles of landmines. States shall also undertake the destruction of mines in mined areas under their jurisdiction. Provides for international assistance in demining activities, including assistance for the care, rehabilitation, and social and economic reintegration of mine victims (Art. 6(3)).

  15. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Convención Interamericana sobre Desaparición Forzada de Personas. - Texto en español Text in English

    Adoption: 1994-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-28 | ORG-1994-IA-66747

  16. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Protocole no 1 à la Convention européenne pour la prévention de la torture et des peines ou traitements inhumains ou dégradants, fait à Strasbourg, le 4 novembre 1993.

    Adoption: 1993-11-04 | ORG-1993-IA-36126

    Prévoit que le Comité des ministres peut inviter tout Etat non membre du Conseil de l'Europe à adhérer à la Convention.

  17. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Protocole no 2 à la Convention européenne pour la prévention de la torture et des peines ou traitements inhumains ou dégradants.

    Adoption: 1993-11-04 | ORG-1993-IA-36127

    Concerne l'élection des membres du Comité européen pour la prévention de la torture et des peines ou traitements inhumains ou dégradants.

  18. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. - text in English texte en français

    Adoption: 1993-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 2002-03-01 | ORG-1993-IA-67238

    Allows, inter alia, for States that are not member States of the Council of Europe, to become signatories of the Convention.

  19. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Protocol No. 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. - Text in English texte en français

    Adoption: 1993-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 2002-03-01 | ORG-1993-IA-67239

    Provides for modifications to the Convention with respect to membership of the Committee, term of office and ratification. The Protocol entered into force on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of three months after the date on which all Parties to the Convention have expressed their consent to be bound by the Protocol.

  20. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 1992-11-05 | Date of entry into force: 1998-03-01 | ORG-1992-IA-67240

    Aims to protect and promote the historical regional or minority languages of Europe. Enunciates objectives and principles that Parties undertake to apply to all the regional or minority languages spoken within their territory
    Establishes specific measures to promote the use of regional or minority languages in public life, in the fields of education, justice, administrative authorities and public services, media, cultural activities and facilities, economic and social activities and trans-border exchanges.

  21. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Protocolo a la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos relativos a la Abolición de la pena de muerte. - Texto en español Text in English

    Adoption: 1990-08-06 | ORG-1990-IA-66742

  22. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of death penalty - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 1989-12-15 | ORG-1989-IA-66928

  23. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Convention européenne pour la prévention de la torture et des peines ou traitements inhumains ou dégradants. Fait à Strasbourg, le 26 novembre 1987. - Texte en français (tel qu'amendé) Texte en anglais (tel qu'amendé)

    Adoption: 1987-11-26 | ORG-1987-IA-66670

  24. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 1987-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 1989-02-01 | ORG-1987-IA-67236

    Establishes the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, empowered to visit all places where persons are deprived of their liberty and make recommendations and suggest improvements in order to strengthen the protection of persons from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

  25. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Convención Interamericana para prevenir y sancionar la tortura. - Texto en español Text in English

    Adoption: 1985-09-12 | Date of entry into force: 1987-02-28 | ORG-1985-IA-66741

  26. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 1984-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 1987-06-26 | ORG-1984-IA-66932

    Prohibits any form of "torture", which is defined as any act by which severe pain or suffering, physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity (Art.1).

  27. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Charte africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples, adoptée en juin 1981. - Texte en français Text in English

    Adoption: 1981-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 1986-10-21 | ORG-1981-IA-28235

  28. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Convention pour la protection des données à l'égard du traitement automatisé des données à caractère personnel, faite à Strasbourg le 28 janvier 1981.

    Adoption: 1981-01-28 | ORG-1981-IA-35771

    Fixe les principes généraux relatifs à la protection des données et contient des dispositions aux flux transfrontières de données et à la coopération entre les Parties à la Convention.

  29. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos (Pacto de San José, Costa Rica). - Texto en español Text in English

    Adoption: 1969-11-22 | Date of entry into force: 1978-07-18 | ORG-1969-IA-66740

  30. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 1966-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 1976-03-23 | ORG-1966-IA-66923

    Ensures the equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all civil and political rights (Art.3).
    Etsablishes conditions on death penalty, precising that sentence of death may be imposed only for the most serious crimes in accordance with the law in force. Sentence of death shall not be imposed for crimes committed by persons below eighteen years of age and shall not be carried out on pregnant women (Art.6).
    Abolishes torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (Art.7).
    Prohibits slavery, slave-trade and servitude as well as forced or compulsory labour (Art.8).
    Recognizes the right to liberty of movement and freedom to choose one's residence (Art.12).
    Recognizes the right to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and join trade unions for the protection of one's interests (Art.22).

  31. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 1966-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 1976-03-23 | ORG-1966-IA-66925

  32. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery. - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 1956-09-07 | Date of entry into force: 1957-04-30 | ORG-1956-IA-67061

    Prohibits slave trade of all forms.
    Obliges States parties to completely abolish or abandon institutions and practices, including debt bondage, serfdom, child labour, where they still exist and whether or not they are covered by the definition of slavery contained in article 1 of the Slavery Convention.

  33. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Convention sur les droits politiques de la femme, adoptée le 20 décembre 1952. (Convention on the Political Rights of Women) - Texte en français English text

    Adoption: 1952-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 1954-07-07 | ORG-1952-IA-67497

  34. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (consolidated version) - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 1950-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 1953-09-03 | ORG-1950-IA-67242

    Establishes fundamental rights and freedoms, including: right to life, prohibition of torture, prohibition of slavery and forced labour, right to liberty and security, right to a fair trial, no punishment without law, right to respect for private and family life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, right to marry, right to an effective remedy, prohibition of discrimination.
    Obliges Parties to secure these rights and freedoms to everyone within their jurisdiction.
    Sets up European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg.

  35. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others. - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 1949-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 1951-07-25 | ORG-1949-IA-67062

    Abolishes prostitution and obliges States parties to punish any person involved in prostitution either by way of enticing or exploiting another person or by financing/ managing a brothel and similar buildings/places.
    Encourages Parties, through their public and private educational, health, social, economic and other related services, to take measures for the prevention of prostitution and for the rehabilitation and social adjustment of the victims of prostitution. Obliges States parties to adopt or maintain such measures as are required, to check the traffic in persons of either sex for the purpose of prostitution.

  36. International Organizations - Human rights - International agreement

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights. - Text in English Texte en français

    Adoption: 1948-12-10 | ORG-1948-IA-66800

    Recognizes that all human beings are born free and equal and entitled to rights regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property and birth or other status.
    Prohibits slavery or servitude (Art.4), torture and cruel or inhuman treatment (Art.5).
    Recognizes the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State, the right to leave any country and to return to own country (Art.13) and the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution (Art.14).
    Recognizes the right to social security (Art.22), the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment, the right to equal pay for equal work, the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests (Art.23).
    Encourages everyone's right to education, which should be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages (Art.26).


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