Treaties and Conventions (binding on states parties)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969)

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979)

Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)

Rome Statutes of the International Criminal Court (Rome, 1998)

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006)

Political Declarations and Resolutions (non-binding)

Charter of the United Nations (1945)

Durban Declaration and Plan of Action (2001)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

Agenda 21: Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, (Earth Summit, Rio
de Janeiro, 1992)

ICPD Program of Action (International Conference on Population and Development,
Cairo, 1994)

Beijing Platform for Action (Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995)

Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development (World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen, 1995)

ICPD+5 (New York, 1999)

Beijing+5 (New York, 2000)

Millennium Declaration (Millennium Summit, New York, 2000)

A World Fit for Children (Child Summit+10, New York, 2002)

Madrid Ageing Conference (2002)

Millennium Summit+5 Outcome Document (New York, 2005)

Declaration on Human Cloning (New York, 2005)

UN Political Declaration on AIDS (2006)

Regional Treaties (binding)

African Union Convention on the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol)

American Convention on Human Rights (Pact of San Jose)

European Convention on Human Rights