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Goodhart: Human Rights 2e

Links to key human rights documents

Chapter 1

US Declaration of Independence, 1776
www.ushistory.org/declaration/

French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, 1789 
www.hrcr.org/docs/frenchdec.html

US Bill of Rights (and later amendments), 1791
www.ushistory.org/documents/amendments.htm

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml

Chapter 2

UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 1981
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cedaw.htm

Chapter 3

The Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1975
www1.umn.edu/humanrts/osce/basics/finact75.htm

ICISS Report ‘The Responsibility to Protect: The Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty’, 2001
http://responsibilitytoprotect.org/ICISS%20Report.pdf

Chapter 4

Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court, 1988
http://untreaty.un.org/cod/icc/statute/99_corr/cstatute.htm

The Geneva Conventions and Protocols of 1949 and 1977
www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/genevaconventions

UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 1981
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cedaw.htm

Chapter 5

Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action, Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, 1993
www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/l1viedec.html

Chapter 6

Mary Robinson’s speech on sociology and human rights, 2004
http://www2.asanet.org/images/robinson_m_AM04.pdf

Declaration on Anthropology and Human Rights, 1999
http://www.aaanet.org/about/Policies/statements/Declaration-on-Anthropology-and-Human-Rights.cfm

Chapter 7

Statute of the International Committee of the Red Cross, 1863
www.hck.hr/doc/Medunarodni_odbor_statuteENG.pdf

UN Convention on the Punishment and Prevention of the Crime of Genocide, 1948
www.hrweb.org/legal/genocide.html 

UN Declaration on the Right to Development, 1986
http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/41/a41r128.htm

Chapter 8

Martin Luther King 'I have a dream' speech', 1963
www.mlkonline.net/speeches.html

US Civil and Voting Rights Act, 1964
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=97

Chapter 9

UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1976
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1987 
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/3ae6b36314.html

Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court, 1988
http://untreaty.un.org/cod/icc/statute/99_corr/cstatute.htm

World Social Forum Charter of Principles, 2002 
http://www.wsfindia.org/?q=node/3

Chapter 10

UN Declaration on the Right to Development, 1986
http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/41/a41r128.htm

UNESCO strategy on Human Rights: Further integrating a human rights-based approach into all of UNESCO's programmes, 2003
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001457/145734e.pdf

UNDP Millennium Development Goals report, 2008
www.undp.org/publications/MDG_Report_2008_En.pdf

Chapter 11

UN Global Compact – the Ten Principles in the area of Human Rights 
www.unglobalcompact.org/AboutTheGC/TheTenPrinciples/index.html

Speech ‘On Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights’ - paper by Klaus Leisinger, Special Advisor to the Secretary General on the Global Compact, 2006
www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/news_events/9.6/corpresforhr_kl.pdf

UN Declaration on the Right to Development, 1986
http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/41/a41r128.htm  

Chapter 12

League of Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, 1924
www.un-documents.net/gdrc1924.htm

UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child, 1959
http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/child.asp

UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989
http://www.unicef.org/crc/

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, 1999
www1.umn.edu/humanrts/africa/afchild.htm

Chapter 13

UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951
http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49da0e466.html

OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, 1974
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/3ae6b36018.html

Chapter 14

UN Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), 1965
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cerd.htm

UN Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice, 1982
www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/d2drp.htm

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989
www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/convde.pl?C169

UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People, 2007
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf

Chapter 15

UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 1981
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cedaw.htm

African Charter on Human and People's Rights, 1986
www.hrcr.org/docs/Banjul/afrhr.html

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act ( USA), 2000
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/10492.pdf

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, 2000
www2.ohchr.org/english/law/protocoltraffic.htm

Chapter 16

UN Convention on the Punishment and Prevention of the Crime of Genocide, 1948
www.hrweb.org/legal/genocide.html 

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, 2007
http://www.unictr.org/Portals/0/English/Legal/Tribunal/English/2007.pdf

(Updated) Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 2008
www.icty.org/x/file/Legal%20Library/Statute/statute_sept08_en.pdf

Chapter 17

UN Convention on the Punishment and Prevention of the Crime of Genocide, 1948
www.hrweb.org/legal/genocide.html 

ICISS Report ‘The Responsibility to Protect: The Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty’, 2001
http://responsibilitytoprotect.org/ICISS%20Report.pdf

(Updated) Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 2008
www.icty.org/x/file/Legal%20Library/Statute/statute_sept08_en.pdf

Chapter 18

European Convention on Human Rights, 1950
www.hrcr.org/docs/Eur_Convention/euroconv.html

Convention Against Torture, 1984
www.un.org/millennium/law/iv-9.htm 

Chapter 19

Tokyo War Crimes Trials 
www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/nuremberg/tokyo.htm

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, 2007
http://untreaty.un.org/cod/avl/ha/ictr/ictr.html

Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court, 1988 
http://untreaty.un.org/cod/icc/statute/99_corr/cstatute.htm

South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 1995
www.doj.gov.za/trc/

Report of Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Retting Commission), 1993
http://www.usip.org/files/resources/collections/truth_commissions/Chile90-Report/Chile90-Report.pdf 

Chapter 20

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml

UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1976
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm

World Social Forum Charter of Principles, 2002 
http://www.wsfindia.org/?q=node/3

Chapter 21

UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1976
www.hrcr.org/docs/Civil&Political/intlcivpol.html

UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1976 
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm

Chapter 22

UN Declaration on the Right to Development, 1986
http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/41/a41r128.htm

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, 1992
www.un-documents.net/rio-dec.htm

UNFCC Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, 1997
unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/kpeng.html