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Nominal Commitment to Human Rights: A Global Survey

International Criminal, Humanitarian and Refugee Law. The ICC.


The Survey uses a significant number of abbreviations, some of which are commonly used in human rights literature (such as 'ICCPR' for the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights) and some which have had to be created for practical purposes of this project (for example 'IACPW' for the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment & Eradication of Violence Against Women).

Here is a complete list of the abbreviations:

OP - Optional Protocol          P - Protocol

International Human Rights System

ICCPR | International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights                 
ICCPR-OP1 | On individual petition
ICCPR-OP2 | On the abolition of the death penalty

ICESCR | International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICERD | International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

CEDAW | Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women                  
OP-CEDAW | On individual petition

CAT | Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel or Inhuman Treatment or Punishment
OP-CAT | On inspection

CRC | Convention on the Rights of the Child                  
CRC-OP-AC | On the involvement of children in armed conflicts              
CRC-OP-SC | On the sale of children, child prostitution and pornography

ICRMW | International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

CRPD | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities                  
OP-CRPD | On individual petition

Regional Human Rights Systems

ACHPR | African Charter on Human and People's Rights                  
ACHPR-P | On the establishment of the African Court of Human Rights            
ACHPR-P | On the rights of women in Africa              
ACRWC | African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child                  
OAUCR | African Union Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa

ACHR | American Convention on Human Rights                  
ACHR-P | On economic, cultural and social rights              
ACHR-P | On the abolition of the death penalty              

IACPT | Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture             
IACFD | Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearances
IACPW | Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women
IACPD | Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities
RCJ | Recognition of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Jurisdiction
RCC | Recognition of the Competence of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (Art. 45)      

ECHR | European Convention on Human Rights                  
+ Protocols 1, 4, 7, 12, 13, 14              

ESC | European Social Charter (Revised)                  
ESC-P | On collective complaints              

ECT | European Convention on Torture

Intl. Criminal Court / Intl. Humanitarian Law / Intl. Refugee Law

CPCG | Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
ICC | International Criminal Court                  

GC | Geneva Conventions (1949)                  
GC-PI | On the protection of victims of international armed conflicts              
GC-PII | On the protection of victims of non-international armed conflicts              
GC-PIII | On the adoption of an additional distinctive emblem              

CSR | Convention on the Status of Refugees                                  
CSR-OP | On the removal of geographical and temporal restrictions

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