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Geneva Convention, 1951

The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, also known as the 1951 Refugee Convention, is a United Nations multilateral treaty that defines who is a refugee, and sets out the rights of individuals who are granted asylum and the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum. The Convention also sets out which people do not qualify as refugees, such as war criminals. The Convention builds ..


Core Labor Standards

The Core Labor Standards are a set of four fundamental, universal and individual human rights set out in eight Fundamental International Labor organization human rights conventions.The standards are among the most widely ratified ILO (international labor organization) conventions. With the 1998 ILO “Declaration of the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work” this universal obligation now ..


Biological And Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC)

BWC is the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the development, production and stockpiling of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction. The convention stipulates that states shall cooperate bilaterally or multilaterally to solve compliance issues. The BWC has 180 States Parties as of January 2018, with the State of Palestine the most recent to become a ..


2017 World Human Rights Day (WHRD)

The World Human Rights Day (WHRD) is observed every year on December 10 to commemorate the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. This year, in ..


RS passes Chemical Weapons Convention Amendment Bill

The Rajya Sabha passed the Chemical Weapons Convention (Amendment) Bill, 2010. India is a signatory to the Convention on the prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and use of Chemical Weapons and their destruction. The amendment empowers the Centre to make rules on the issue. What is “The Chemical Weapons Convention (Amendment) Bill, 2010”? The ..