Core international human rights conventions
This term refers to the group of UN human rights conventions. A committee of experts has been established to monitor the implementation of each one. There are currently nine such core conventions.
The core conventions are:
• International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination;
• International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;
• International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;
• Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Punishment;
• Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women;
• Convention on the Rights of the Child;
• International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families;
• International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance;
More information on some of the conventions can be found in our section on 'Requirements of international frameworks'.