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Climate Change and Human Rights: International Treaties

Developed by Anna Ansari. Updated by Rosemary Campagna

International Treaties

The treaties listed below provide a basic starting point for a researcher interested in learning about the international legal framework of climate change and human rights. They are separated into the categories of "Climate Change" and "International Human Rights," chronologically within each category starting with the most recent. Additionally, links to either full-text versions of the treaties or to websites where they can be accessed have been provided whenever possible.

 


 

Climate Change-related Treaties:

Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change:

Bluebook citation: Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Dec. 10, 1997, U.N. Doc FCCC/CP/1997/7/Add.1, 37 I.L.M. 22 (1998).

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change:

Bluebook citation: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, May 9, 1992, S. Treaty Doc No. 102-38, 1771 U.N.T.S. 107.

 


 

International Human Rights Treaties:


Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

           Bluebook citation: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,  Dec. 13, 2006, 2515 U.N.T.S.3.

Convention on the Rights of the Child:

Bluebook citation: Convention on the Rights of the Child, Nov. 20, 1989, 1577 U.N.T.S. 3.

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

         Bluebook citation: Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Dec. 10, 1984, 1465 U.N.T.S. 85.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women:

Bluebook citation: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Dec. 18, 1979, 1249 U.N.T.S. 13.

American Convention on Human Rights:

Bluebook citation: American Convention on Human Rights, Nov. 21, 1969, 1144 U.N.T.S. 143.

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

         Bluebook citation: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Mar. 7, 1966, 660 U.N.T.S. 195

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:

Bluebook citation: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Dec. 16, 1966, S. Treaty Doc. No. 95-19, 6 I.L.M. 360 (1967), 993 U.N.T.S. 3.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights:

Bluebook citation: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Dec. 16, 1966, S. Treaty Doc. No. 95-20, 6 I.L.M. 368 (1967), 999 U.N.T.S. 171.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms:

Bluebook citation: Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Nov. 4, 1950, 213 U.N.T.S. 222.