International Human Rights Lexicon

International Human Rights Lexicon

Online Companion


Core Documents

African (Banjul) Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

American Convention on Human Rights

American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man

Arab Charter of Human Rights

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal Documents


Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (ILO Convention 105)

Convention Concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation (ILO Convention 111)

Convention Concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize (ILO Convention 87)

Convention Concerning Labour Relations (Public Service) (ILO Convention 151)

Convention Concerning Minimum Age (ILO Convention 138)

Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health Convention and the Working Environment (ILO Convention 155)

Convention Concerning Rural Workers' Organizations (ILO Convention 141)

Convention Concerning Termination of Employment (ILO Convention 158)

Convention Concerning the Application of the Principles of the Right to Organise and to Bargain Collectively (ILO Convention 98)

Convention Concerning the Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents (ILO Convention 174)

Convention Concerning the Promotion of Collective Bargaining (ILO Convention 154)

Convention Concerning Workers with Family Responsibilities (ILO Convention 156)

Convention Concerning Workers' Representatives (ILO Convention 135)

Convention Concerning Worst Forms of Child Labour (ILO Convention 182)

Convention on Equal Remuneration for Men and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value (ILO Convention 100)

Convention on Minimum Wage Fixing (ILO Convention 131)

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Protocol amending the Slavery Convention

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

Protocol to the Occupational Health and Safety Convention (ILO Protocol 155)

Slavery Convention

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


ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

Recommendation on Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention (ILO Recommendation 159)

Recommendation on Rural Workers' Organizations Convention (ILO Recommendation 149)

Recommendation on Workers with Family Responsibilities (ILO Recommendation 165)

Recommendation on Workers' Representatives Convention (ILO Recommendation 143)

UN Reports and Resolutions

Report of the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery (2004)

Regional Documents

Regional Treaties

Commonwealth of Independent States Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

European Social Charter (Revised)

San Salvador Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights

Treaty Establishing the European Community

European Union

Directive Concerning Certain Aspects of the Organization of Working Time

Directive on the Implementation of the Principle of Equal Treatment for Men and Women as Regards Access to Employment, Vocational Training and Promotion, and Working Conditions

Judgements and Decisions by Regional Courts and Bodies

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Advisory Opinion on the Legal Status and Rights of Undocumented Migrants

European Committee of Social Rights

International Commission of Jurists v Portugal

International Federation of Human Rights v Greece

European Court of Human Rights

Wilson, National Union of Journalists and Others v the United Kingdom

Young, James and Webster v United Kingdom

Other Documents

International Labour Organisation Documents

Constitution of the International Labour Organisation

Declaration of Philadelphia

Report of the Commission of Inquiry to Examine the Observance of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention

Statistics on Export Processing Zones

National Decisions

Hoffman Plastic Compounds v National Labour Relations Board (United States Supreme Court)