The Right to Life
Relevant human rights treaties
- Article 4 African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
- Article 4 American Convention on Human Rights.
- Second Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty.
- Inter-American Convention on the Forced Disappearance of Persons.
- Article 2 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
- Protocol Nos. 6 and 13 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
- Article 6 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
- Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty.
- Article 9 Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.
- Article 6 Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
- International Convention of the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.
- Geneva Conventions I, II, III and IV of 12 August 1949, Common Article 3 and Protocols I and II.
Other relevant instruments and documents
- Article 3 Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
- Article 1 American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man.
- Article 6 Arab Charter on Human Rights.
- General Comment 6, adopted by the Human Rights Committee, Sixteenth session, 1982.
- General Comment 14, adopted by the Human Rights Committee, Twenty-third session, 1984.
- General Comment 29, adopted by the Human Rights Committee, Seventy-second session, 2001.
- Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement officials, adopted by the UNGA Resolution 34/169 of 17 December 1979.
- Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, UNGA Resolution 47/33 of 18 December 1992.
- Safeguards Guaranteeing Protection on the Rights of Those Facing the Death Penalty, ECOSOC Resolution 1984/50 of 25 May 1984.
- United Nations Basic Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions, ECOSOC Resolution 1989/65 of 24 May 1989.
- United Nations Basic Principles in the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials, adopted by the Eight United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, 7 September 1990.