International standards relating to the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

Key International Instruments relevant to the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence:

  • United Nations Charter (E F S A C R)
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (E F S A C R; other languages)
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (E F S C R)
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (E F S A C R)
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E F S A C R)
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (E F S A C R)
  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (E F S A C R)
  • International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (E F S A C R)
  • Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity (E F S A C R)
  • Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (E F S A)
  • Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (E F S A)
  • Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I) (E F S)
  • Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II) (E F S)

Justice

  • Updated Set of principles for the protection and promotion of human rights through action to combat impunity (E/CN.4/2005/102/Add.1), 2005 (E F S A C R)
  • Independent study on best practices, including recommendations, to assist states in strengthening their domestic capacity to combat all aspects of impunity, by Professor Diane Orentlicher (E/CN.4/2004/88), 2004 (E F S A C R)
  • Set of principles for the protection and promotion of human rights through action to combat impunity (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1997/20/Rev.1), 1997(E F S A C R)

2. Reparations

  • Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law (E F S A C R)

3. Children

  • Convention on the Rights of the Child (E F S A C R)
  • Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (E F S A C R)
  • Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (E F S A C R)

4. Gender

  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (E F S A C R)
  • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (E F S A C R)