Abbreviations

  • AU — African Union
  • CAT — Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • CED — International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
  • CEDAW — Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  • CERD — International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • CMW — International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, also referred to as the International Migration Convention or the Convention on Migrant Workers
  • CRC — Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • CRPD — Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • ECHR — European Convention on Human Rights
  • ECOSOCUN Economic and Social Council
  • FAO — Food and Agriculture Organization
  • IACHR — Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • ICC — International Criminal Court
  • ICCPR — International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • ICESCR — International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • ICJ — International Court of Justice
  • ICT — Information and communication technology
  • ICTR — International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • ICTY — International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia
  • NGO — Nongovernmental organization
  • OAS — Organization of American States
  • OAU — Organization of African Unity
  • OHCHR — Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • UDHR — Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • UK — United Kingdom
  • UN — United Nations
  • UNESCO — United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNHRCUN Human Rights Council
  • UNICEFUN Children’s Fund
  • UNHCRUN High Commissioner for Refugees
  • UPR — Universal Periodic Review
  • US — United States
  • USA — United States of America
  • USSR — Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (former Soviet Union)
  • WHO — World Health Organization