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Right to life

The Right to life is enshrined in Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In cases of violations of this human right (explained here),

All persons may turn to the these organs/institutions:

Human Rights Committee (if the optional protocol is ratified by the state)

Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions,

Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights

Working Group on arbitrary detentions

Guidelines of the EU concerning the death penalty

In the case of serious crimes (genocide, crime against humanity, war crime):

International Criminal Court

Children under 18 years may turn to:

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Migrants may turn to:

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants  

Migrant workers may turn to:

Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Indigenous people may turn to:

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people

Handicapped persons may turn to:

Committee of the Rights of Handicapped Persons

Persons being in an African country may turn to:

African Commission or Court on Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights 



Last change: 16.09.11 - 11:50