Instruments Protecting Special Groups

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

Cartagena Declaration on Refugees

Slavery Convention

Women, Peace and Security (Resolution 1325(2000)

Link to all UN Declarations on Women, Peace and Security

Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

ILO Convention (No. 169) concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

Condemnation of violence against journalists

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others

Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages

Convention on the Nationality of Married Women

UN Fourth World Conference on Women – links do the Bejing Declaration and the Platform for Action

Political Declaration

Convention on the Political Rights of Women

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

Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons

Principles for the protection of persons with mental illness and the improvement of mental health care

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid

Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals Who are not Nationals of the Country in which They Live

United Nations Principles for Older Persons

Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing

Proclamation on Ageing

Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002

Icelandic Human Rights Centre

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