9 Core Instruments

There are  9 core international human rights instruments. Each of these  instruments has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties. All of these core instruments are important for persons affected by disability.

The 9 core international human rights instruments are:

Optional Protocols

Some of the treaties are supplemented by optional protocols dealing with specific concerns whereas the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture establishes a committee of experts.

The optional protocols are as follows: