Basic UN documents

UN declarations and conventions by subject

Ratification of UN human rights treaties by the Russian Federation

5 December 1996
OPINION No. 193 on Russia's request for membership of the Council of Europe

10 December 1948 
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

16 December 1966
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

8 December 1998
Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

20 December 1993
Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (The Paris Principles)

20 November 1989
Convention on the Rights of the Child

21 December 1961
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

18 December 1997
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

28 July 1951
Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

25 June 1958
Convention concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation

14 December 1960
Convention against Discrimination in Education

18 December 1990
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

17 December 1991
Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Care

3 December 1960
Declaration on Social and Legal Principles relating to the Protection and Welfare of Children, with Special Reference to Foster Placement and Adoption Nationally and Internationally

9 December 1988
Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons  under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment

14 December 1990
United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty

10 December 1984
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

18 December 1982
Principles of Medical Ethics relevant to the Role of Health Personnel, particularly Physicians, in the Protection of Prisoners and Detainees against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

17 December 1979
Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials

7 September 1990
Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials

1 January 1948
Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention

29 November 1985
Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power

29 November 1985
Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary