The International human rights Covenants.

 
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The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966, list the human rights to which everyone is entitled. They build on the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Together, the Universal Declaration and the two Covenants form the International Bill of Human Rights.

INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

* Right of self-determination

* Freedom from discrimination

* Right to equality between men and women

* Right to life

* Freedom from torture

* Freedom from slavery

* Right to liberty and security of person

* Right to be treated with humanity in detention

* Freedom of movement

* Freedom of non-citizens from arbitrary expulsion

* Right to fair trial

* Right to recognition before the law

* Right to privacy

* Freedom of religion and belief

* Freedom of expression

* Right of peaceful assembly

* Freedom of association

* Right to marry and found a family

* Right of children to birth registration and a nationality

* Right to participate in public affairs

* Right to equality before the law

* Minority rights

INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

* Right of self-determination

* Freedom from discrimination

* Right to equality between men and women

* Right to work

* Freedom to choose and accept work

* Right to just and favourable conditions at work

* Right to form trade unions

* Right to strike

* Right to social security

* Right of mothers to special protection before and after birth

* Freedom of children from social and economic exploitation

* Right to an adequate...

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