Provincial and Territorial

Alberta Human Rights Act
British Columbia Human Rights Code
Manitoba Human Rights Code
New Brunswick Human Rights Act
Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Act
Northwest Territories Human Rights Act
Nova Scotia Human Rights Act
Nunavut Human Rights Act
Ontario Human Rights Code
Prince Edward Island Human Rights Act
Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms
Saskatchewan Human Rights Code
Yukon Human Rights Act

For links to the provincial human rights commissions click here.

National

Canadian Human Rights Act
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Employment Equity Act

Regional

American Convention on Human Rights
Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights “Protocol of San Salvador”
Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty
Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture
African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights
ASEAN Human Rights Declaration
European Convention on Human Rights

For links to the regional human rights commissions click here.

Core International Human Rights Treaties, Optional Protocols and United Nations Treaty Bodies

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR-OP)
Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty (ICCPR-OP2)
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR-OP)
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD)
International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW-OP)
International Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OP-CAT)
International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (OP-CRC-SC)
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (OP-CRC-IC)
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICMW)
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CPED)
International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (OP-CRPD)

For links to additional international human rights instruments, apart from the core human rights treaties, click here.

Historic Human Rights Instruments

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

French Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789)
American Declaration of Independence (1776)
English Bill of Rights (1689)
Habeas Corpus Act (1679)
Treaty of Westphalia (1648)

Petition of Rights (1628)
The Magna Carta (1251)
The Twelve Tables of Rome (450-451 BCE)

The Charter of Cyrus (539 BCE)

The Code of Hammurabi (1754 BCE)