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  1. 1. Human Rights Council<br />The 6 Conventions<br />
  2. 2. CEDAW<br />CAT<br />ICCPR<br />ICERD<br />CRC<br />ICESCR<br />
  3. 3. CAT<br />Pretty easy to remember guys it is C-A-T!<br />Convention Against Torture and other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment <br />
  4. 4. Some CAT Articles<br />Article 4 <br />1.Each State Party shall ensure that all acts of torture are offences under its criminal law. The same shall apply to an attempt to commit torture and to an act by any person which constitutes complicity or participation in torture.<br />2. Each State Party shall make these offences punishable by appropriate penalties which take into account their grave nature. <br />
  5. 5. Some more CAT articles<br />Article 15<br />Each State Party shall ensure that any statement which is established to have been made as a result of torture shall not be invoked as evidence in any proceedings, except against a person accused of torture as evidence that the statement was made. <br />
  6. 6. CEDAW<br />Pronounced See-D-awe<br />Convention on The Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women<br />
  7. 7. CEDAW Articles<br />Article1<br />For the purposes of the present Convention, the term "discrimination against women" shall mean any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field. <br />
  8. 8. CEDAW Articles<br />Article 6<br />States Parties shall take all appropriate measures, including legislation, to suppress all forms of traffic in women and exploitation of prostitution of women.<br />
  9. 9. CRC<br />Convention on the Rights of the Child<br />
  10. 10. CRC Articles<br />Article 6<br />1. States Parties recognize that every child has the inherent right to life.<br />2. States Parties shall ensure to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child. <br />
  11. 11. CRC Articles<br />Article 35<br />States Parties shall take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent the abduction of, the sale of or traffic in children for any purpose or in any form. <br />
  12. 12. ICCPR<br />International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights<br />
  13. 13. ICCPR Articles<br />Article 3<br />The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to ensure the equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all civil and political rights set forth in the present Covenant. <br />
  14. 14. ICCPR Articles<br />Article 12<br />1. Everyone lawfully within the territory of a State shall, within that territory, have the right to liberty of movement and freedom to choose his residence.<br />2. Everyone shall be free to leave any country, including his own. <br />
  15. 15. ICCPR Articles<br />Article 8<br />1. No one shall be held in slavery; slavery and the slave-trade in all their forms shall be prohibited.<br />2. No one shall be held in servitude.<br />3.(a) No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labor <br />
  16. 16. ICERD<br />International Convention on The Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination<br />
  17. 17. ICERD Articles<br />Article 3<br />States Parties particularly condemn racial segregation and apartheid and undertake to prevent, prohibit and eradicate all practices of this nature in territories under their jurisdiction. <br />
  18. 18. ICESCR<br />International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights<br />
  19. 19. ICESCR<br />Article 6<br />1. The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right to work, which includes the right of everyone to the opportunity to gain his living by work which he freely chooses or accepts, and will take appropriate steps to safeguard this right. <br />