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LEGAL INSTRUMENTS

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LEGAL INSTRUMENTS

International Human Rights Instruments

 

Our work is informed by the 9 core human rights treaties and their Optional Protocols.[1]

 

  1. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

  2.  International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 

  3. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

  4. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

  5. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

  6. Convention on the Rights of the Child

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

  8. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  9. International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

 

We place a particular emphasis on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the CRC Optional Protocols. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the only international human right treaty to directly address illicit drugs and psychotropic substances.

[1] As listed by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) ´s web site, https://www.ohchr.org/en/instruments-listings

CONVENTIONS

1. Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol https://www.unodc.org/pdf/convention_1961_en.pdf ;

2. Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 https://www.unodc.org/pdf/convention_1971_en.pdf ; and

3. United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 https://www.unodc.org/pdf/convention_1988_en.pdf

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