The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law

« Calling things by the wrong name adds to the affliction of the world. » Albert Camus.

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International conventions


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

Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa

Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpilling, production and transfer and antipersonnel mines

Protocol 11 amending the control mechanisms established by the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

1st Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field

2nd Geneva Convention For the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea

3rd Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

4th Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war

Additional Protocol Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts

Additional Protocol Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts

African Charter on Human and People's Rights

American Convention on Human Rights

Convention on Cluster Munitions

Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women

Convention on the non-applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Convention on the Prohibition of the development, production, stockpilling and use of chemical weapons

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

European Convention on the non applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes

Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

International Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography

Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Protocol on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and People's Rights

Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the abolition of the death penalty

Statute of the International Criminal Court