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Human Rights

Greece’s Participation to Human Rights Instruments

Greece is party to almost all major international instruments in the field of human rights and humanitarian law, such as:

− International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1997) and its First and Second Optional Protocols (1997)

− International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1985)

− International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1970)

− Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1983) and its Optional Protocol (2002)

− Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1988)

− Convention on the Rights of the Child (1993) and its Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict (2003)

− Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the worst Forms of Child Labor (2001)

− Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1954)

− Four Geneva Conventions (1955), as well as the two Additional Protocols (1988, 1992, respectively)

− Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (2002)

− Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1981) and its Second Protocol (2005)

Last Updated Wednesday, 04 September 2013