HRNI Instruments Collection
   
 
 
Universal
Alien Tort Claims Act
Date of Adoption: 1789 Entry into force: 1789  
Reference: 28 U.S.C. §1350
Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1924
Date of Adoption: 26/9/1924 Entry into force: -  
Reference: League of Nations
Slavery Convention
Date of Adoption: 25/9/1926 Entry into force: 9/3/1927  
Reference: 60 L.N.T.S 253
Forced Labour Convention (No. 29)
Date of Adoption: 28/6/1930 Entry into force: 1/5/1932  
Reference: (ILO No. 29), 39 U.N.T.S. 55
Charter of the United Nations
Date of Adoption: 26/6/1945 Entry into force: 24/10/1945  
Reference: 59 Stat. 1031, T.S. 993, 3 Bevans 1153
Nuremberg Charter: Charter of the International Military Tribunal Annexed to the London Agreement of August 8th 1945 (Agreement for the Prosecution and Punishment of the Major War Criminals of the European Axis)
Date of Adoption: 8/8/1945 Entry into force: -  
Reference: 58 Stat. 1544, E.A.S. No. 472, 82 U.N.T.S. 280
Agreement for the Prosecution and Punishment of the Major War Criminals of the European Axis (London Agreement of August 8th 1945)
Date of Adoption: 8/8/1945 Entry into force: -  
Reference: 58 Stat. 1544, E.A.S. No. 472, 82 U.N.T.S. 280
Rules of Procedure (Nuremberg International Military Tribunal)
Date of Adoption: 29/10/1945 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Nuremberg Trial Proceedings
Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention
Date of Adoption: 9/7/1948 Entry into force: 4/7/1950  
Reference: (ILO No 87), 68 U.N.T.S. 17
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
Date of Adoption: 9/12/1948 Entry into force: 12/1/1951  
Reference: 78 U.N.T.S. 277
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Date of Adoption: 10/12/1948 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 217A (III), U.N. Doc A/810 at 71 (1948)
Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field (1st Geneva Convention)
Date of Adoption: 12/8/1949 Entry into force: 21/10/1950  
Reference: 75 U.N.T.S. 31
Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea (2nd Geneva Convention)
Date of Adoption: 12/8/1949 Entry into force: 12/10/1950  
Reference: 75 U.N.T.S. 85
Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (3rd Geneva Convention)
Date of Adoption: 12/8/1949 Entry into force: 21/10/1950  
Reference: 75 U.N.T.S. 135
Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (4th Geneva Convention)
Date of Adoption: 12/8/1949 Entry into force: 21/10/1950  
Reference: 75 U.N.T.S. 287
Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention
Date of Adoption: 18/8/1949 Entry into force: 18/7/1951  
Reference: (ILO No. 98), 96 U.N.T.S. 257
Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others
Date of Adoption: 2/12/1949 Entry into force: 25/7/1951  
Reference: 96 U.N.T.S. 3
Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Date of Adoption: 14/12/1950 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 428 (V), annex, 5 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 20) at 46, UN Doc. A/1775 (1950)
Equal Remuneration Convention
Date of Adoption: 29/6/1951 Entry into force: 23/5/1953  
Reference: (ILO No. 100), 165 U.N.T.S. 303
Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
Date of Adoption: 28/7/1951 Entry into force: 22/4/1954  
Reference: 189 U.N.T.S. 150
Convention on the International Right of Correction
Date of Adoption: 16/12/1952 Entry into force: 24/8/1962  
Reference: G.A.Res. 630 (VII)
Convention on the Political Rights of Women
Date of Adoption: 20/12/1952 Entry into force: 7/7/1954  
Reference: 193 U.N.T.S. 135
Protocol Amending the Slavery Convention
Date of Adoption: 23/10/1953 Entry into force: 7/12/1953  
Reference: G.A.Res. 794 (VIII) 182 U.N.T.S. 51
Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons
Date of Adoption: 28/9/1954 Entry into force: 6/6/1960  
Reference: G.A.Res. 526 A (XVII)
Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners
Date of Adoption: 30/8/1955 Entry into force: -  
Reference: U.N. Doc. A/CONF/611, annex I, E.S.C. res 663C, 24 U.N.ESCOR Supp. (No. 1) at 11, U.N. Doc. E/3048 (1957), amended E.S.C. res 2076, 62 U.N. ESCOR Supp. (No. 1) at 35, U.N. Doc. E/5988 (1977)
Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Date of Adoption: 7/9/1956 Entry into force: 30/4/1957  
Reference: 256 U.N.T.S. 3
Convention on the Nationality of Married Women
Date of Adoption: 29/1/1957 Entry into force: 11/8/1958  
Reference: G.A.Res. 1040 (XI)
Convention (No. 105) Concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour
Date of Adoption: 25/6/1957 Entry into force: 17/1/1959  
Reference: (ILO No. 105), 320 U.N.T.S. 291
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
Date of Adoption: 25/6/1958 Entry into force: 15/6/1960  
Reference: (ILO No . 111), 362 U.N.T.S. 31
Declaration of the Rights of the Child
Date of Adoption: 20/11/1959 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 1386 (XIV), 14 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 19, UN Doc. A/4354 (1959)
Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
Date of Adoption: 14/12/1960 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 1514 (XV), 15 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 66, U.N. Doc. A/4684 (1961)
Convention against Discrimination in Education
Date of Adoption: 15/12/1960 Entry into force: 22/5/1962  
Reference: 429 U.N.T.S. 93
Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
Date of Adoption: 30/8/1961 Entry into force: 13/12/1975  
Reference: G.A.Res. 896 (IX)
Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources
Date of Adoption: 1962 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 1803 (XVII), 17 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No.17) at 15, U.N. Doc. A/5217 (1962)
Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages
Date of Adoption: 7/11/1962 Entry into force: 9/12/1964  
Reference: 521 UNTS 231
Protocol Instituting a Conciliation and Good Offices Commission to be responsible for Seeking a Settlement of any Disputes which may arise between States Parties to the Convention against Discrimination in Education
Date of Adoption: 18/12/1962 Entry into force: 24/10/1968  
Reference: 651 U.N.T.S. 362
United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Date of Adoption: 20/11/1963 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 1904 (XVIII), 660 U.N.T.S. 195
Employment Policy Convention
Date of Adoption: 9/7/1964 Entry into force: 15/7/1966  
Reference: (ILO No. 122), 569 U.N.T.S. 65
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Date of Adoption: 7/3/1966 Entry into force: 4/1/1969  
Reference: G.A.Res. 2106 A(XX)
Declaration of the Principles of International Cultural Co-operation
Date of Adoption: 4/11/1966 Entry into force: -  
Reference: UNESCO's Standard-Setting Instruments, IV.C. (1994)
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
Date of Adoption: 16/12/1966 Entry into force: 23/3/1976  
Reference: G.A. res. 2200A (XXI), 21 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 52, U.N. Doc. A/6316 (1966), 999 U.N.T.S. 171
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Date of Adoption: 16/12/1966 Entry into force: 3/1/1976  
Reference: G.A. res. 2200A (XXI), 21 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 49, U.N. Doc. A/6316 (1966), 993 U.N.T.S
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Date of Adoption: 16/12/1966 Entry into force: 23/3/1976  
Reference: G.A. res. 2200A (XXI), 21 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 59, U.N. Doc. A/6316 (1966), 999 U.N.T.S. 302
Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees
Date of Adoption: 16/12/1966 Entry into force: 4/10/1967  
Reference: 606 U.N.T.S. 267
Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Date of Adoption: 7/11/1967 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 2263 (XXII)
Declaration on Territorial Asylum
Date of Adoption: 14/12/1967 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 2312 (XXII), 22 UN GAOR Supp. No. (16) at 81, UN Doc. A/6716 (1967)
Proclamation of Teheran
Date of Adoption: 13/5/1968 Entry into force: -  
Reference: U.N. Doc. A/CONF. 32/41 at 3 (1968)
Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity
Date of Adoption: 26/11/1968 Entry into force: 11/11/1970  
Reference: G.A.Res. 2391 (XXIII)
Workers' Representatives Convention
Date of Adoption: 23/6/1971 Entry into force: 3/6/1973  
Reference: (ILO No. 135), 883 U.N.T.S. 111
Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Declaration)
Date of Adoption: 16/6/1972 Entry into force: -  
Reference: UN. Doc. A/Conf.48/14/rev.1 (UN Pub. E 73, IIA. 14) (1973)
International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid
Date of Adoption: 30/11/1973 Entry into force: 18/7/1976  
Reference: G.A.Res. 3068 (XXVIII)
Principles of international co-operation in the detection, arrest, extradition and punishment of persons guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity
Date of Adoption: 3/12/1973 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 3074 (XXVIII), 28 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 30A) at 78, UN Doc. A/9030/Add.1 (1973)
Recommendation Concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace and Education Relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Date of Adoption: 19/11/1974 Entry into force: -  
Reference: UNESCO, 18th session
Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict
Date of Adoption: 14/12/1974 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 3318 (XXIX), 29 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 31) at 146, UN Doc. A/9631 (1974)
Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Date of Adoption: 9/12/1975 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 3452 (XXX), annex 30 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 3
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I)
Date of Adoption: 8/6/1977 Entry into force: 7/12/1979  
Reference: 1125 U.N.T.S. 3
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II)
Date of Adoption: 8/6/1977 Entry into force: 7/12/1978  
Reference: 1125 U.N.T.S. 609
Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy
Date of Adoption: 16/11/1977 Entry into force: -  
Reference: OB Vol. LXXXIII, 2000, Series A, No. 3
Declaration on Fundamental Principles concerning the Contribution of the Mass Media to Strengthening Peace and International Understanding, to the Promotion of Human Rights and to Countering Racialism, Apartheid and Incitement to War
Date of Adoption: 28/1/1978 Entry into force: -  
Reference: UNESCO Standard-Setting Instruments, IV.C.
Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention
Date of Adoption: 27/6/1978 Entry into force: 25/2/1981  
Reference: (ILO No. 151), 1218 U.N.T.S. 87
Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice
Date of Adoption: 27/11/1978 Entry into force: -  
Reference: E/CN.4/Sub.2/1982/2/Add.1, annex V (1982)
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Date of Adoption: 18/12/1979 Entry into force: 3/9/1981  
Reference: G.A.Res. 34/180, 34 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 46) at 193, UN Doc. A/34/46
Convention concerning the Promotion of Collective Bargaining (No. 154)
Date of Adoption: 19/6/1981 Entry into force: 11/8/1983  
Reference: (ILO No. 154), 1331 U.N.T.S. 267
Occupational Safety and Health Convention
Date of Adoption: 22/6/1981 Entry into force: 11/6/1983  
Reference: (ILO No. 155), 1331 U.N.T.S. 279
Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief
Date of Adoption: 25/11/1981 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 36/55, 36 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 51) at 171, U.N. Doc. A/36/684 (1981).
Safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty
Date of Adoption: 25/5/1984 Entry into force: -  
Reference: E.S.C. res 1984/50, annex, 1984 UN ESCOR Supp. (No. 1) at 33, UN Doc. E/1984/84 (1984)
Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace
Date of Adoption: 12/11/1984 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 39/11, annex, 39 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 51) at 22, U.N. Doc. A/39/51 (1984)
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Date of Adoption: 10/12/1984 Entry into force: 26/6/1987  
Reference: G.A. res. 39/46, annex, 39 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No.51) at 197, U.N. Doc. A/39/51 (1984)
United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice ("The Beijing Rules")
Date of Adoption: 29/10/1985 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 40/33, annex, 40 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 53
Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power
Date of Adoption: 29/11/1985 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 40/34, annex, 40 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 53) at 214, U.N. Doc. A/40/53 (1985).
Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals Who are not Nationals of the Country in which They Live
Date of Adoption: 13/12/1985 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 40/144
Declaration on Social and Legal Principles relating to the Protection and Welfare of Children, with special reference to Foster Placement and Adoption Nationally and Internationally
Date of Adoption: 3/12/1986 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 4185
Employment Promotion and Protection against Unemployment Convention
Date of Adoption: 21/6/1988 Entry into force: 17/10/1991  
Reference: (ILO No. 168), 71 ILO Official Bull. 80
Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment
Date of Adoption: 9/12/1988 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 43/173, annex, 43 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 298, UN Doc. A/43/49 (1988)
Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions
Date of Adoption: 24/5/1989 Entry into force: -  
Reference: E.S.C. res. 1989/65, annex, 1989 U.N. ESCOR Supp. (No. 1) at 52, U.N. Doc. E/1989/89 (1989).
Convention concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries
Date of Adoption: 27/6/1989 Entry into force: 5/9/1991  
Reference: (ILO No. 169), 72 ILO Official Bull. 59
Declaration on the Protection of Human Rights and the Principle of Non-Intervention in Internal Affairs of States
Date of Adoption: 13/9/1989 Entry into force: -  
Reference: -
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Date of Adoption: 20/11/1989 Entry into force: 2/9/1990  
Reference: G.A. res. 44/25, annex, 44 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 167, U.N. Doc. A/44/49 (1989)
Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty
Date of Adoption: 15/12/1989 Entry into force: 11/7/1991  
Reference: G.A. res. 44/128, annex, 44 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 207, U.N. Doc. A/44/49 (1989)
United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (The Riyadh Guidelines)
Date of Adoption: 1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 45/112, annex, 45 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49A) at 201, U.N. Doc. A/45/49 (1990)Supp. (No. 4
Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary
Date of Adoption: 26/8/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: UN Doc. A/CONF.121/22/Rev. 1 at 59 (1985)
Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers
Date of Adoption: 7/9/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: UN Doc. A/CONF.144/28/Rev. 1 at 118 (1990)
Guidelines on the Role of Prosecutors
Date of Adoption: 7/9/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: UN Doc. A/CONF.144/28/Rev.1 at 189 (1990)
Guidelines for the Regulation of Computerized Personal Data Files
Date of Adoption: 14/12/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 44/132, 44 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 211, U.N. Doc. A/44/49 (1989)
Model Treaty on Extradition
Date of Adoption: 14/12/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 45/116, annex, 45 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49A) at 212, U.N. Doc. A/45/49 (1990)
Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners
Date of Adoption: 14/12/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 45/111, annex, 45 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 49A) at 200, UN Doc. A/45/49 (1990)
United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty (the Havana Rules)
Date of Adoption: 14/12/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 45/113, annex, 45 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 49A) at 205, UN Doc. A/45/49 (1990)
United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Non-custodial Measures (The Tokyo Rules)
Date of Adoption: 14/12/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 45/110, annex, 45 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 49A) at 197, UN Doc. A/45/49 (1990)
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Date of Adoption: 18/12/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 45/158, annex, 45 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49A) at 262, U.N. Doc. A/45/49 (1990)
Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious or Linguistic Minorities
Date of Adoption: 18/12/1992 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 47/135, annex, 47 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 210, U.N. Doc. A/47/49 (1993)
Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances
Date of Adoption: 18/12/1992 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 47/133, 47 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) 207, U.N. Doc. A/47/49 (1992)
Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991)
Date of Adoption: 25/5/1993 Entry into force: -  
Reference: U.N. Doc. S/25704 at 36, annex (1993) and S/25704/Add.1 (1993), U.N. Doc. S/RES/827 (1993)
UN Security Council Resolution 827
Date of Adoption: 25/5/1993 Entry into force: -  
Reference: S/RES/827 (1993)
Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action
Date of Adoption: 25/6/1993 Entry into force: -  
Reference: U.N. Doc. A/CONF.157/24 (Part I) at 20 (1993)
Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Date of Adoption: 23/8/1993 Entry into force: -  
Reference: U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/Sub.2.1993/29/Annex I
Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women
Date of Adoption: 20/12/1993 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 48/104, 48 UN GAOR Supp. No. (49) at 217, UN Doc. A/48/49 (1993)
Draft Declaration of Principles on Human Rights and the Environment
Date of Adoption: 16/5/1994 Entry into force: -  
Reference: E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/9
Draft United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples
Date of Adoption: 26/8/1994 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (UN)
Statute of the International Tribunal for Rwanda
Date of Adoption: 8/11/1994 Entry into force: -  
Reference: S.C. Res. 955
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Rules of Procedure and Evidence
Date of Adoption: 29/6/1995 Entry into force: 29/6/1995  
Reference: U.N. Doc. ITR/3/REV.1 (1995)
Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
Date of Adoption: 17/10/1995 Entry into force: -  
Reference: A/CONF. 177/20 (1995) and A/CONF.177/20/Add. 1 (1995)
The Johannesburg Principles on National Security, Freedom of Expression and Access to Information
Date of Adoption: 1996 Entry into force: -  
Reference: U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/1996/39
ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
Date of Adoption: 18/6/1998 Entry into force: -  
Reference: CIT/1998/PR20A
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
Date of Adoption: 17/7/1998 Entry into force: 1/7/2002  
Reference: UN Doc. A/CONF.183/9 (1998)
Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Date of Adoption: 8/3/1999 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A.Res. 53/144
Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
Date of Adoption: 10/5/1999 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 55/25, annex III, 55 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 65, U.N. Doc. A/45/49 (Vol. I) (2001)
Declaration on the Right to Development
Date of Adoption: 10/5/1999 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 41/128, annex, 41 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 53) at 186, U.N. Doc. A/41/53 (1986)
Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour
Date of Adoption: 17/6/1999 Entry into force: 19/11/2000  
Reference: (ILO No. 182), 38 I.L.M. 1207 (1999)
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Date of Adoption: 6/10/1999 Entry into force: 22/12/2000  
Reference: G.A.Res. 54/4, annex, 54 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 5, UN Doc. A/54/49 (Vol. I) (2000)
International Convention for the suppression of the finance of terrorism
Date of Adoption: 9/12/1999 Entry into force: 10/1/2000  
Reference: http://untreaty.un.org/English/treaty.asp
Basic principles on the use of restorative justice
Date of Adoption: 2000 Entry into force: -  
Reference: ECOSOC Res. 2000/14, U.N. Doc. E/2000/INF/2/Add.2
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict
Date of Adoption: 25/5/2000 Entry into force: 12/2/2002  
Reference: G.A.Res. 54/623, annex I, 54 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 49), UN Doc. A/54/49 (2000)
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
Date of Adoption: 25/5/2000 Entry into force: 18/1/2002  
Reference: G.A. res. 54/263, annex II, 54 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49), U.N. Doc. A/54/49 (2000)
Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
Date of Adoption: 2/11/2000 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 55/25, annex I, 55 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 44, U.N. Doc. A/45/49 (Vol. I) (2001)
Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
Date of Adoption: 2/11/2000 Entry into force: -  
Reference: G.A. res. 55/25, annex II, 55 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 60, U.N. Doc. A/45/49 (Vol. I) (2001)
World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance: Declaration and Programme of Action
Date of Adoption: 8/9/2001 Entry into force: -  
Reference: A/CONF.189/12
Amemded Statute of the International Tribunal
Date of Adoption: 17/5/2002 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Resolution 1411
Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal
Date of Adoption: 12/12/2002 Entry into force: -  
Reference: ICTY
Draft norms on the responsibilities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises with regard to human rights
Date of Adoption: 26/8/2003 Entry into force: -  
Reference: E/CN.4/Sub.2/2003/12/Rev.2
The United Nations Convention against Corruption
Date of Adoption: 31/10/2003 Entry into force: -  
Reference: GA RES/58/4
 
Council of Europe
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR)
Date of Adoption: 4/11/1950 Entry into force: 3/9/1953  
Reference: ETS no. : 005
Protocol N°1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Date of Adoption: 20/3/1952 Entry into force: 18/5/1954  
Reference: ETS no. : 009
European Convention on Social and Medical Assistance
Date of Adoption: 11/12/1953 Entry into force: 1/7/1954  
Reference: ETS no. : 014
Protocol to the European Convention on Social and Medical Assistance
Date of Adoption: 11/12/1953 Entry into force: 1/7/1954  
Reference: ETS no. : 014 A
European Cultural Convention
Date of Adoption: 19/12/1954 Entry into force: 5/5/1955  
Reference: ETS no. : 018
European Convention on Establishment
Date of Adoption: 13/12/1955 Entry into force: 23/2/1965  
Reference: ETS no. : 019
European Agreement on Regulations governing the Movement of Persons between Member States of the Council of Europe
Date of Adoption: 13/12/1957 Entry into force: 1/1/1958  
Reference: ETS no. : 025
European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees
Date of Adoption: 20/4/1959 Entry into force: 4/9/1960  
Reference: ETS no. : 031
European Social Charter
Date of Adoption: 18/10/1961 Entry into force: 26/2/1965  
Reference: ETS no. : 035
Protocol No. 2 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, conferring upon the European Court of Human Rights competence to give advisory opinions
Date of Adoption: 6/5/1963 Entry into force: 21/9/1970  
Reference: ETS no. : 044
Protocol No. 3 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending Articles 29, 30 and 34 of the Convention
Date of Adoption: 6/5/1963 Entry into force: 21/9/1970  
Reference: ETS no. : 045
Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, securing certain rights and freedoms other than those already included in the Convention and in the first Protocol thereto
Date of Adoption: 16/9/1963 Entry into force: 2/5/1968  
Reference: ETS no. : 046
European Code of Social Security
Date of Adoption: 16/4/1964 Entry into force: 2/3/2001  
Reference: ETS no. : 048
Protocol to the European Code of Social Security
Date of Adoption: 16/4/1964 Entry into force: 17/3/1968  
Reference: ETS no. : 048A
Protocol No. 5 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending Articles 22 and 40 of the Convention
Date of Adoption: 20/1/1966 Entry into force: 20/12/1971  
Reference: ETS no. : 055
European Convention on the Adoption of Children
Date of Adoption: 24/4/1967 Entry into force: 26/4/1968  
Reference: ETS no. : 058
European Agreement relating to Persons Participating in Proceedings of the European Commission and Court of Human Rights
Date of Adoption: 6/5/1969 Entry into force: 17/4/1971  
Reference: ETS no. : 067
European Convention on Social Security
Date of Adoption: 14/12/1972 Entry into force: 1/3/1977  
Reference: ETS no. : 078
European Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitation to Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes
Date of Adoption: 25/1/1974 Entry into force: 2000  
Reference: ETS no. : 082
European Convention on the Legal Status of Children born out of Wedlock
Date of Adoption: 15/10/1975 Entry into force: 11/8/1978  
Reference: ETS no. : 085
European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers
Date of Adoption: 24/11/1977 Entry into force: 1/5/1983  
Reference: ETS no. : 093
European Agreement on Transfer of Responsibility for Refugees
Date of Adoption: 16/10/1980 Entry into force: 1/12/1980  
Reference: ETS no. : 107
Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data
Date of Adoption: 28/1/1981 Entry into force: 1/10/1985  
Reference: ETS no. : 108
Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms concerning the Abolition of the Death Penalty
Date of Adoption: 28/4/1983 Entry into force: 1/3/1985  
Reference: ETS no. : 114
Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Date of Adoption: 22/11/1984 Entry into force: 1/11/1988  
Reference: ETS no. : 117
Protocol No. 8 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Date of Adoption: 19/3/1985 Entry into force: 1/1/1990  
Reference: ETS no. : 118
European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organisations
Date of Adoption: 24/4/1986 Entry into force: 1/1/1991  
Reference: ETS no. : 124
European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Date of Adoption: 26/11/1987 Entry into force: 1/2/1989  
Reference: ETS no. : 126
Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter
Date of Adoption: 5/5/1988 Entry into force: 4/9/1992  
Reference: ETS no. : 128
European Code of Social Security (Revised)
Date of Adoption: 6/10/1990 Entry into force: 2/3/2001  
Reference: ETS no. : 139
Protocol No. 9 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Date of Adoption: 6/11/1990 Entry into force: 1/10/1994  
Reference: ETS no. : 140
Protocol amending the European Social Charter
Date of Adoption: 21/10/1991 Entry into force: -  
Reference: ETS no. : 142
Protocol No. 10 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Date of Adoption: 25/3/1992 Entry into force: -  
Reference: ETS no. : 146
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
Date of Adoption: 5/11/1992 Entry into force: 1/3/1998  
Reference: ETS no. : 148
Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Date of Adoption: 4/11/1993 Entry into force: 1/3/2002  
Reference: ETS no. : 151
Protocol No. 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Date of Adoption: 4/11/1993 Entry into force: 1/3/2002  
Reference: ETS no. : 152
Protocol No. 11 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, restructuring the control machinery established thereby
Date of Adoption: 11/5/1994 Entry into force: 1/11/1998  
Reference: ETS no. : 155
Protocol to the European Convention on Social Security
Date of Adoption: 11/5/1994 Entry into force: -  
Reference: ETS no. : 154
Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Date of Adoption: 1/2/1995 Entry into force: 1/2/1998  
Reference: ETS no. : 157
Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter Providing for a System of Collective Complaints
Date of Adoption: 9/11/1995 Entry into force: 1/7/1998  
Reference: ETS no. : 158
European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights
Date of Adoption: 25/1/1996 Entry into force: 1/7/2000  
Reference: ETS no. : 160
European Agreement relating to persons participating in proceedings of the European Court of Human Rights
Date of Adoption: 5/3/1996 Entry into force: 1/1/1999  
Reference: ETS no. : 161
Sixth Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe
Date of Adoption: 5/3/1996 Entry into force: 1/11/1998  
Reference: ETS no. : 162
European Social Charter (revised)
Date of Adoption: 3/5/1996 Entry into force: 1/7/1999  
Reference: ETS no. : 163
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine
Date of Adoption: 4/4/1997 Entry into force: 1/12/1999  
Reference: ETS no. : 164
European Convention on Nationality
Date of Adoption: 6/11/1997 Entry into force: 1/3/2000  
Reference: ETS no. : 166
Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings
Date of Adoption: 12/1/1998 Entry into force: 1/3/2001  
Reference: ETS no. : 168
Rules of the European Court of Human Rights - as amended October 2002
Date of Adoption: 1/11/1998 Entry into force: 1/11/1998  
Reference: Registry of The Court, European Court of Human Rights
Clandestine immigration and the fight against traffickers (Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1467 (2000))
Date of Adoption: 29/6/2000 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1467 (2000), Assembly debate on 29 June 2000 (23rd Sitting).
Protocol No. 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Date of Adoption: 4/11/2000 Entry into force: -  
Reference: ETS no. : 177
Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, Regarding Supervisory Authorities and Transborder Data Flows
Date of Adoption: 8/11/2001 Entry into force: -  
Reference: ETS no. : 181
Convention on Cybercrime
Date of Adoption: 8/11/2001 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Council of Europe
 
European Union
Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC)
Date of Adoption: 18/4/1951 Entry into force: 23/7/1952  
Reference: ECSC Treaty 1951
Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (EEC)(Treaty of Rome)
Date of Adoption: 25/3/1957 Entry into force: 1/1/1958  
Reference: O.J. 340, 10.11.1997
Joint Declaration by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission Concerning the Protection of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Date of Adoption: 5/4/1977 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Official Journal C 103 , 27/04/1977 p. 0001 - 0002
Single European Act
Date of Adoption: 28/2/1986 Entry into force: 1/7/1987  
Reference: OJ L 169, 29. 6. 1987
Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty, amended by the Treaty of Amsterdam) (Consolidated Version)
Date of Adoption: 7/2/1992 Entry into force: 1/11/1993  
Reference: The Treaty on European Union (as amended 02/10/1997 by the Treaty of Amsterdam)
Declaration of the European Union on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights
Date of Adoption: 10/12/1998 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Declaration of the European Union 10/12/98
Cologne European Council Decision on the Drawing Up of a Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
Date of Adoption: 4/6/1999 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Annex IV to the Cologne European Council (3 and 4 June 1999) Presidency conclusions
Presidency Conclusions of the Tampere European Council
Date of Adoption: 16/10/1999 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Tampere European Council (15 and 16 October 1999): Presidency conclusions
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
Date of Adoption: 7/12/2000 Entry into force: -  
Reference: O.J. no. C 364/ 1, 18 December 2000
Council Framework decision of 13 June 2002 on combating terrorism
Date of Adoption: 13/6/2002 Entry into force: 22/6/2002  
Reference: Official Journal of the European Communities-L.164/3-22.06.2002
 
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
The Helsinki Final Act
Date of Adoption: 1/8/1975 Entry into force: -  
Reference: The Helsinki Final Act (CSCE)
Document of the Copenhagen Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension of the CSCE
Date of Adoption: 29/6/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: CSCE, Second Human Dimension Conference, Copenhagen 1990
Charter of Paris for a New Europe
Date of Adoption: 21/11/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: CSCE, Charter of Paris for a New Europe
Document of the Moscow Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension of the CSCE
Date of Adoption: 13/10/1991 Entry into force: -  
Reference: CSCE, Third Human Dimension Conference, Moscow 1991
Helsinki Document 1992: The Challenges of Change
Date of Adoption: 10/7/1992 Entry into force: -  
Reference: CSCE, Helsinki Document 1992
Decision of the Rome Council Meeting of the CSCE: CSCE and the New Europe - Our Security is Indivisible
Date of Adoption: 1/12/1993 Entry into force: -  
Reference: CSCE Fourth Ministerial Council, Rome 1993
 
Organization of African Unity
Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa
Date of Adoption: 10/9/1969 Entry into force: 20/6/1974  
Reference: 1001 U.N.T.S. 45
OAU Convention for the Elimination of Mercenaries in Africa
Date of Adoption: 3/7/1977 Entry into force: 22/4/1985  
Reference: O.A.U. Doc. CM/433/Rev.L, Annex 1(1972)
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (Banjul Charter)
Date of Adoption: 27/6/1981 Entry into force: 21/10/1986  
Reference: OAU doc. CAB/LEG/67/3 rev. 5, 21 I.L.M. 58 (1982)
African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
Date of Adoption: 11/7/1990 Entry into force: 29/11/1999  
Reference: OAU doc. CAB/LEG/24.9/49 (1990)
Addis Ababa Document on Refugees and Forced Population Displacements in Africa
Date of Adoption: 10/9/1994 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Adopted by the OAU/UHHCR Symposium on Refugees and Forced Population Displacements in Africa, 8 - 10 September 1994, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Rules of Procedure of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Date of Adoption: 6/10/1995 Entry into force: -  
Reference: OAU doc. ACHPR/RP/XIX
Protocol to the African Charter on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
Date of Adoption: 9/6/1998 Entry into force: -  
Reference: OAU/LEG/MIN/AFCHPR/PROT.1 rev.2 (1997)
Constitutive Act of the African Union
Date of Adoption: 11/7/2000 Entry into force: 26/5/2001  
Reference: OAU Doc. LOME- TOGO 12 JUNE 2000
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa
Date of Adoption: 10/7/2003 Entry into force: -  
Reference: African Union
Protocol of the Court of Justice of the African Union
Date of Adoption: 10/7/2003 Entry into force: -  
Reference: African Union
 
Organization of American States
Inter-american Convention on the Nationality of Women
Date of Adoption: 26/12/1933 Entry into force: 29/8/1934  
Reference: International Conferences of American States, 1st supplement, 1933-1940, p. 106
Charter of the Organization of American States
Date of Adoption: 30/4/1948 Entry into force: 13/12/1951  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, Nos. 1-C and 61 (A-41)
American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man
Date of Adoption: 2/5/1948 Entry into force: -  
Reference: O.A.S. Res. XXX
Inter-American Convention on the Granting of Political Rights to Women
Date of Adoption: 2/5/1948 Entry into force: 29/12/1954  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, No. 3 (A-44), 1438 U.N.T.S. 63
Inter-American Convention on the Granting of Civil Rights to Women
Date of Adoption: 2/5/1948 Entry into force: 17/3/1949  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, No. 23 (A-45), 1438 U.N.T.S. 51
American Convention on Human Rights (Pact of San Jose, Costa Rica)
Date of Adoption: 22/11/1969 Entry into force: 18/7/1978  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, No. 36 (B-32), OEA/Ser.L.V/II.82 doc.6 rev.1 at 67 (1992)
Statute of the Inter-american Commission on Human Rights
Date of Adoption: 10/1979 Entry into force: 11/1979  
Reference: O.A.S. Res. 447 (IX-0/79), O.A.S. Off. Rec. OEA/Ser.P/IX.0.2/80, Vol. 1 at 88
Statute of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights
Date of Adoption: 10/1979 Entry into force: 1/1/1980  
Reference: O.A.S. Res. 448 (IX-0/79), O.A.S. Off. Rec. OEA/Ser.P/IX.0.2/80, Vol. 1 at 98
Inter-american Convention on Conflict of Laws Concerning the Adoption of Minors
Date of Adoption: 24/5/1984 Entry into force: 26/5/1988  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, No. 62 (B - 48)
Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture
Date of Adoption: 9/12/1985 Entry into force: 28/2/1987  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, No. 67 (A-51)
Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: "Protocol of San Salvador"
Date of Adoption: 17/11/1988 Entry into force: 16/11/1999  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, No. 69 (A-52), OAS/Ser.L.V/II.82 doc.6 rev.1 at 67 (1992), OAS no. 69
Inter-american Convention on the International Return of Children
Date of Adoption: 15/7/1989 Entry into force: 4/11/1994  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, No. 70 (B - 53)
Inter-american Convention on Support Obligations
Date of Adoption: 15/7/1989 Entry into force: 6/3/1996  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, No. 71 (B - 54)
Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty
Date of Adoption: 8/6/1990 Entry into force: 28/8/1991  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, No. 73 (A-53)
Inter-american Convention on International Traffic in Minors
Date of Adoption: 18/3/1994 Entry into force: 15/8/1997  
Reference: OAS Treaty Series, No. 79 (B - 57)
Inter-american Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belem do Para)
Date of Adoption: 9/6/1994 Entry into force: 5/3/1995  
Reference: 33 I.L.M. 1534 (1994), (A-61)
Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons
Date of Adoption: 9/6/1994 Entry into force: 28/3/1996  
Reference: 33 I.L.M. 1429, (A-60)
Interamerican Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (Draft)
Date of Adoption: 18/9/1995 Entry into force: 2000  
Reference: OAS
Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Date of Adoption: 26/2/1997 Entry into force: -  
Reference: OEA/Ser/L/V/.II.95 Doc.6 (1997), AG/RES.1022 (XIX-O/89)
Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities
Date of Adoption: 7/6/1999 Entry into force: 14/9/2001  
Reference: OAS AG/RES. 1608 (XXIX-O/99), (A-65)
Inter-American Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression
Date of Adoption: 10/2000 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
 
Organization of the Islamic Conference
The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam
Date of Adoption: 5/8/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: OIC Resolution No. 49/19-P
 
League of Arab States
Arab Charter on Human Rights
Date of Adoption: 5/9/1994 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Council of the League of Arab States, resolution 5437 (102nd regular session), Cairo
 
Asia-Pacifique Initiatives
Asian Human Rights Charter
Date of Adoption: 17/5/1998 Entry into force: 2000  
Reference: Declared in Kwangju, South Korea
 
Other
Magna Carta Libertatum (1215)
Date of Adoption: 15/6/1215 Entry into force: -  
Reference: -
Edict of Nantes (1598)
Date of Adoption: 13/4/1598 Entry into force: -  
Reference: -
Petition of Rights (1628)
Date of Adoption: 7/6/1628 Entry into force: -  
Reference: England, 1628
Habeas Corpus Act (1679)
Date of Adoption: 27/5/1679 Entry into force: -  
Reference: England, 1679
Bill of Rights (1689)
Date of Adoption: 13/2/1689 Entry into force: -  
Reference: England, 1689
The Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776)
Date of Adoption: 12/6/1776 Entry into force: -  
Reference: -
Declaration of Independence (1776 - Philadelphia)
Date of Adoption: 4/7/1776 Entry into force: -  
Reference: -
Bill of Rights (1789 - US)
Date of Adoption: 4/3/1789 Entry into force: 15/12/1791  
Reference: US Constitution, first 10 Amendments
French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789)
Date of Adoption: 26/8/1789 Entry into force: -  
Reference: -
Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (1791)
Date of Adoption: 9/1791 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Written by Olympe De Gouges, 1791
Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of the Year I (1793)
Date of Adoption: 24/6/1793 Entry into force: -  
Reference: From the French Constitution of the Year I (1793)
Declaration of Rights and Duties of Man and Citizen (1795)
Date of Adoption: 1795 Entry into force: 26/10/1795  
Reference: From the French Constitution of the Year III (1795)
Constitution of the Second Republic and Abolition of Slavery (1848)
Date of Adoption: 28/10/1848 Entry into force: -  
Reference: France
Constitution of Mexico (1917)
Date of Adoption: 31/1/1917 Entry into force: -  
Reference: -
Declaration of Rights of the Laboring and Exploited People
Date of Adoption: 12/1/1918 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Article 1 of the Constitution of the USSR
Limburg Principles on the Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (The)
Date of Adoption: 6/6/1986 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Declaration made by an informal group experts - Maastricht, 2-6 June 1986 (reprinted in E/C.12/2000/13, 2 October 2000)
The Kampala Declaration on Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility
Date of Adoption: 29/11/1990 Entry into force: -  
Reference: NGO - Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Maastricht Guidelines on Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Date of Adoption: 26/1/1997 Entry into force: -  
Reference: Declaration from a group of experts - Maastricht, 22-26 January 1997 (reprinted in E/C.12/2000/13, October 2000)
Convention on combating bribary of foreign public officials in international business transactions
Date of Adoption: 17/12/1997 Entry into force: 15/2/1999  
Reference: DAFFE/IME/BR(97)20
ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
Date of Adoption: 18/6/1998 Entry into force: -  
Reference: International Labour Organization
The OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, reviewed 2000
Date of Adoption: 27/6/2000 Entry into force: -  
Reference: DAFFE/IME/WPG(2000)9
United Nations Global Compact - reviewed 2004
Date of Adoption: 26/7/2000 Entry into force: -  
Reference: -