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International, Regional and Subregional Legal Frameworks by Topics

 



 

Firearms

Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Convention)
ES EN

Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition
New York - 31 May 2001
ES EN
 

A/RES/63/23  Promoting Development through the Reduction and Prevention of Armed Violence 
 

Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials
Approved on November 13, 1997

Declaration of Bogota - on the functioning and application of the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials (CIFTA) - adopted on March 9, 2004

EN | ES | FR| PO

Commitment of Tlatelolco - Approved during the Conference of State Parties to the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials (CIFTA)
Mexico City, 21 February 2008

EN | ES | FR |
PO
 

Resolutions of the OAS General Assembly on CIFTA

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Gangs

Resolution of the OAS General Assembly AG/RES 2380 (XXXVIII-O/08)
ES EN

Resolution of the OAS General Assembly AG/RES 2299 (XXXVII-O/07)
ES EN

Resolution of the OAS General Assembly AG/RES 2247 (XXXVI-O/06)
ES EN

Resolution of the OAS General Assembly AG/RES 2144 (XXXV-O/05)
ES EN

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Illicit Smuggling of Migrants

Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air
ES EN

International Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families
New York - 18 December 1990   
ES EN  

International Agreement for the Suppression of White Slave Traffic
Paris - 18 May1904
English Only

Protocol to the International Agreement for the Suppression of White Slave Traffic
Paris - May 4, 1910
English Only

 

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Kidnappings and Forced Disappearance

International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Dissapearance
New York - 20 December 2006
ES EN

International Convention against the Taking of Hostages
New York - 1979
ES EN

 


Organized Crime
 

Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Convention)
ES EN

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children
ES EN

Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air
ES EN

Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition
EN

 

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Prisons
 

Bilateral Agreements on Extradition, Judicial / Legal Assistance, Control of Narcotic Drugs and Prisoner Transfer by Country
English Only

Compedium of United Nations Standards and Norms on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
ES  EN

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

ES EN


Body of Principles for the Protection of all Persons under any Form of Detention or Imprisonment
ES EN

United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty
ES
EN

United Nations Standard Minimum for Non-Custodial Measures (Tokyo Rules)
EN ES

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (The Beijing Rules)

EN ES

United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (The Riyadh Guidelines)
EN ES

OAS Resolutions related to the First Meeting of Authorities Responsible for Penitentiary and Prison Policies:
Resolution of the OAS General Assembly AG/RES 1849 (XXXII-0/02)
Resolution of the OAS Permanent Council CP/RS. 839 (1359/03)


OAS Resolutions related to the Second Meeting of Authorities Responsible for Penitentiary and Prison Policies

Resolución de la Asamblea General AG/RES 2266 (XXXVII-O/07);

Resolución de la Asamblea General AG/RES 2369 (XXXVIII-O/08)

Recomendations adopted in the process of the Meetings of Ministers of Justice or other Ministers, or Attorneys General of the Americas - REMJA



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Landmines

UN Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personel Mines and on their Destruction-Ottawa Convention
1997
ES EN 

 

Resolutions of the OAS General Assembly on Humanitarian Demining

 


Sexual Violence

A/RES/62/134 Eliminating Rape and other Forms of Sexual Violence in All Their Manifestations, including in Conflict and Related Situations

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Trafficking in Persons

Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
New York - 15 November 2000

ES EN

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children
ES EN

International Agreement for the Suppression of White Slave Traffic
Paris - 18 May1904
English Only
 

Protocol to the International Agreement for the Suppression of White Slave Traffic
Paris - May 4, 1910
English Only

International Convention for the Supression of the Traffic in Women and Children
Geneva - 30 September 1931
English Only

International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women of Full Age
Geneva - 11 October 1933
English Only

Protocol signed at Lake Success
New York - 12 November 1947
English Only

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
New York - 18 December 1979
ES EN

Amendment of 20 (1) of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
New York - 22 December 1995
ES EN

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
New York - 6 October 1999
ES EN

Convention on the Rights of the Child
New York - 20 November 1989
ES EN

Amendment to article 43 (2) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
New York - 12 December 1995
ES EN

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child relative to the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict
New York - 25 May 2000
ES EN

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
New York - 25 May 2000
ES EN

International Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families
New York - 18 December 1990
ES EN     

Slavery Convention
Geneva - 25 September 1926
ES EN               

Protocol to Amend the Slavery Convention
New York - 7 December 1953
ES EN

 

Guía Anotada del Protocolo Completo de las Naciones Unidas Contra la Trata de Personas - Ann Jordan, 2002

Legislative Guide for the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children
 

A/RES/63/156  Resolution of the UN General Assembly on Trafficking in Women and Girls

Resolutions of the OAS General Assembly on Trafficking in Women

 

Documents of the OAS Permanent Council related to the Crime of Trafficking in Persons
 

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Violence against Women

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
New York - 18 December 1979
ES EN

Amendment of 20 (1) of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
New York - 22 December 1995
ES EN

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
New York - 6 October 1999
ES EN


Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women
(A/RES/48/104)
20 December 1993
EN
ES

A/RES/63/155  Intensification of Efforts to Eliminate all Forms of Violence against Women

A/RES/62/133 Intensification of Efforts to Eliminate All Forms of Violence against Women

A/RES/62/132 Violence against Migrant Workers
 

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Witness Protection

Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Convention)
ES EN

 

US Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance
US Department of Justice - May 2005
 

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Other legal documents related to public security
 

International Level:

United Nations Declaration on Crime and Public Security
New York - 28 January 1997
English Only

Bilateral Agreements on Extradition, Judicial / Legal Assistance, Control of Narcotic Drugs and Prisoner Transfer by Country
English Only

Compedium of United Nations Standards and Norms on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
ES  EN
 

Regional Level:

Charter of the Organization of American States

Declaration on Security in the Americas
2003

Commitment to Public Security in the Americas
2008

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