Human rights instruments adopted by the United Nations General Assembly include

  • The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, 1981
  • The Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners, 1990
  • The Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment, 1988
  • The United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty, 1990
  • The Principles of Medical Ethics relevant to the Role of Health Personnel, particularly Physicians, in the Protection of Prisoners and Detainees against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1982
  • The Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials, 1979
  • The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Non-custodial Measures (The Tokyo Rules), 1990
  • The United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (The Riyadh Guidelines), 1990
  • The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (The Beijing Rules), 1985
  • The Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power, 1985
  • The Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, 1992
  • The Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized
  • Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, 1998