Annexes

Annex 2: Selected human rights treaties and their treaty monitoring bodies

For more detailed information on the how international human rights standards apply to abortion, refer to Web annex A: Key international human rights standards on abortion.

Treaty
(in chronological order)
Abbreviation Year of adoption Year entered into force Treaty monitoring body (TMB)* Abbreviation
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination ICERD 1965 1969 Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination CERD
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ICCPR 1966 1976 Human Rights Committee HRC
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ICESCR 1966 1976 Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights CESCR
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women CEDAW 1979 1981 Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women CEDAW
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment CAT 1984 1987 Committee against Torture CAT
Convention on the Rights of the Child CRC 1989 1990 Committee on the Rights of the Child CRC
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families ICMW 1990 2003 Committee on Migrant Workers CMW
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD 2006 2008 Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD
* Also sometimes referred to as “treaty bodies”.
Further information on the Core International Human Rights Instruments and their TMBs is available at: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CoreInstruments.aspx