Other UN Human Rights Instruments

AuthorMark Freeman, Gibran Van Ert
1 [1976] CanTS no. 47.
2 [1976] CanTS no. 46.
3 [1970] CanTS no. 28.
4 [1982] CanTS no. 31. Upon ratification, Canada made the following declaration:
The Government of Canada states that the competent legislative authorities
within Canada have addressed the concept of equal pay referred to in article
11(1)(d) by legislation which requires the establishment of rates of remuner-
ation without discrimination on the basis of sex. The competent legislative
authorities within Canada will continue to implement the object and purpose
of article 11(1)(d) and to that end have developed, and where appropriate
will continue to develop, additional legislative and other measures.
5 [1987] CanTS no. 36.
A. Introduction
Since the adoption of the International Covenant on Civil and Political
Rights 1966 (ICCPR)1and the International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights 1966 (ICESCR),2several other important
human rights treaties have come into force. Especially noteworthy are
the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination 1966 (CERD),3the Convention on the Elimination of
All Forms of Discrimination Against Women 1979 (CEDAW),4the
Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment 1984 (CAT),5and the Convention on the
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