Human rights treaties

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

CEDAW – Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

CERD – International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

CRC – Convention on the Rights of the Child

CRPD – Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

ECHR – European Convention on Human Rights

ICCPR – International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

ICESCR – International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

 

Human rights standards and guidance

BOP – Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment

BR – United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the ‘Bangkok Rules’)

CM/Rec(2010)4 – Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)4 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on human rights of members of the armed forces

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 24: Article 12 of the Convention (women and health), 1999 (108 kB)

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No. 28 on the core obligations of States parties under article 2 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/GC/28, December 2010.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General recommendation No.33 on women’s access to justice, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/GC/33, August 2015.

CPT, Women in Prison – European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), Factsheet: Women in prison, CPT/Inf(2018)5, 2018.

EPR – Recommendation Rec(2006)2 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the European Prison Rules (revised 2020)

ERJO – Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)11 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the European Rules for juvenile offenders subject to sanctions or measures

HR – United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty (‘Havana Rules’)

SMR – United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (‘Mandela Rules’)