Roman Politician and theorist
Italian religious philosopher
Extremely influential natural rights theorist
Natural Rights, political philosopher, British
Political philosopher, natural rights, English, Two treatises on government
German philosopher, natural rights
Utilitarian and political philosopher
Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld, developed the hohfeld analysis
First revolution around 1760-around 1830
Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907
Imperialism, nationalism, trade,
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) was a functional commission within the overall framework of the United Nations from 1946 until it was replaced by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2006
United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
treaties, charters, etc.
CONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF THE TRAFFIC OF PERSONS AND THE EXPLOITATION OF THE PROSTITUTION OF OTHERS (adopted 1949):prohibiting forced prostitution and the sex-trafficking in women and girls.
CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE (approved 1948, entered into force 1951): International CONVENTION defining and prohibiting GENOCIDE; first human rights TREATY of the United Nations.
CONVENTION RELATING TO THE STATUS OF REFUGEES (adopted 1951; entered into force 1954; revised by 1967 Protocol): Main CONVENTION establishing the definition of a REFUGEE and stating the rights of refugees and obligations of receiving states; defines a refugee as a person who has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion and who is outside the country of origin. Uprooted people who stay within their country are known as DISPLACED PEOPLE.
ONVENTION CONCERNING EQUAL REMUNERATION FOR MEN AND WOMEN WORKERS FOR WORK OF EQUAL VALUE: 1953 ILO Convention declaring that men and women should have equal wages for equal work.
CONVENTION ON THE POLITICAL RIGHTS OF WOMEN (approved 1953; entered into force 1954): Early CONVENTION re-affirming women's rights in the political sphere.
CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION (CERD) (adopted 1965; entered into force 1969): defining and prohibiting racial discrimination.
ONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW) (adopted 1979; entered into force 1981): The first legally binding international document prohibiting discrimination against women and obligating governments to take steps to advance the equality of women; draws no distinction between public and private life; does not accept CULTURE as an excuse for discrimination; establishes the COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN as the TREATY MONITORING BODY for the CONVENTION. See also GENERAL RECOMMENDATION 19, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. (Also COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN (CSW): Body formed by the ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC) of the United Nations as the principal UN policy-making body for women; monitors implementation of the BEIJING PLATFORM FOR ACTION.)
CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMANE OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT (adopted 1984; entered into force 1987): CONVENTION defining and prohibiting torture.
CONVENTION CONCERNING INDIGENOUS AND TRIBAL PEOPLES IN INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES: 1989 focusing on the responsibility of States to develop coordinated and systematic plans to protect the rights of indigenous peoples.
CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD (CRC) (adopted 1989; entered into force 1990): setting forth a full spectrum of civil, cultural, economic, social and political rights of children.
CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES (adopted 1990; not yet entered into force in 1998): defining the rights of migrant workers and their families.