"General List of International Human Rights Instruments and Other"
Bear Butte, South Dakota where Indian people are working to protect this sacred site from biker bars and outdoor concerts that interfere with vision quests and other ceremonies of more than 30 tribes. Photo by Valerie Taliman General List of International Human Rights Instruments and Other Resources and News Stories about International Human Rights Law $ General List of International Human Rights Instruments $ List of Other Resources on International Human Rights Resources List of Various International Human Rights Instruments UN Treaties International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/ccpr.htm Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1966 and entered into force in 1976. Signed by the US in 1977 and ratified by the US in 1992. International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm Adopted by the UN GA in 1966 and entered into force in 1976. Signed by the US in 1977. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/cerd.htm Adopted by the UN GA in 1965 and entered into force in 1969. Signed by the US in 1966 and ratified by the US in 1994. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/cedaw.htm Adopted by the UN GA in 1979 and entered into force in 1981. Signed by the US in 1980. Convention on the Rights of the Child http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/crc.htm Adopted by the UN GA in 1989 and entered into force in 1990. Signed by the US in 1995. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/genocide.htm Adopted by the UN GA in 1948 and entered into force in 1951. Signed by the US in 1948 and ratified by the US in 1988. ILO Convention (No. 169) concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/indigenous.htm Adopted by the General Conference of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 1988 and entered into force in 1991. The US has not signed the Convention. UN Declarations The Universal Declaration of Human Rights http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/lang/eng.htm Adopted by the UN GA in 1948. Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/freedom.htm Adopted by the UN GA in 1998. Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/religion.htm Proclaimed by the UN GA in 1981. Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/minorities.htm Adopted by the UN GA in 1992. Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/diversity.htm Adopted by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2001. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples http://www.ohchr.org/english/issues/indigenous/declaration.htm Approved by the UN Human Rights Council in 2006. OAS Treaties American Convention on Human Rights http://www.cidh.oas.org/Basicos/basic3.htm Adopted by the OAS in 1968 and entered into force in 1978. Signed by the US in 1977. OAS Declarations American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man http://www.cidh.oas.org/Basicos/basic2.htm Approved by the OAS in 1948. Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples http://www.indianlaw.org/main/resources/oas See Ninth Meeting of Negotiations in the Quest for Points of Consensus, Record of the Current Status of the Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, January 26, 2007. Still being negotiated by the OAS. Other Resources For a full listing of UN human rights instruments, see the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/index.htm For a fuller listing of basic human rights documents of the Inter-American system, see the website of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at http://www.cidh.oas.org/basic.eng.htm OTHER RESOURCES AND NEWS ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS AUpdated Report to the UN Human Rights Committee Regarding the United States= Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,@ by the Indian Law Resource Center, June 2006. See, www.indianlaw.org Go to the Resources page/Land and Environment/Western Shoshone-Dann Case. AThe Status of Compliance by the United States Government with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,@ compiled by the Indian Law Resource Center in coordination with the Western Shoshone Defense Project and the University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, January 2006. See, www.indianlaw.org Go to the Resources page/Land and Environment/Western Shoshone-Dann Case. AInternational Human Rights Law Relating to Indigenous Sacred Sites,@ by Robert T. Coulter, Alexandra Page, and Leonardo Crippa, October 16, 2006. See, www.indianlaw.org Go to Projects page/Human Rights and Law Reform/Human Rights Training/Bear Butte. ARacial Justice Lawyering on Behalf of Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples,@ by Robert T. Coulter (May 21, 2001). See, www.indianlaw.org Go to Resources page/ Articles,Papers,Speeches/Articles and Papers by Center staff. International Human Rights in a Nut Shell, 3d Ed., by Thomas Buergenthal, Dinah Shelton, and David Stewart (2002 by West Group). “General Assembly Adopts Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples; 'Major Step Forward' Toward Human Rights for All, Says President,” GA/10612, UN Department of Public Information, September 13, 2007. See, www.indianlaw.org Under Articles.