International conventions and declarations

Human rights:

  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN, 1948) including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (UN, 1966) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (UN, 1966)
  2. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UN, 2011)

Labour rights:

  1. ILO Convention 29 on forced Labour (ILO, 1930)
  2. ILO Convention 105 on the Abolition of Forced Labour (ILO, 1957)
  3. ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Rights to Organize (ILO, 1948)
  4. ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining (ILO, 1949)
  5. ILO Convention 100 on Equal Remuneration (ILO, 1951)
  6. ILO Convention 111 on Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) (ILO, 1958)
  7. ILO Convention 138 on Minimum Age (ILO, 1973)
  8. ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (ILO, 1999)

Environment and climate:

  1. Rio Declaration on Environment and Development (UN, 1992)
  2. Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (UNEP, 1999)
  3. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (UNEP, 2004)
  4. The Rotterdam Convention/PIC Convention on Certain Hazardous Chemicals in International Trade (UNEP, FAO, 2004)
  5. UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UNEP, 1993)
  6. Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN, 1997)
  7. Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (UNEP, 1992)


  1. UN Convention Against Corruption (UN, 2003)
  2. Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (OECD, 1997)