International Human Rights Instruments
The International Human Rights Instruments aim to promote and protect human rights. In this visualization, Ellen Blackburn takes a look at the extent to which United Nations member states have either ratified, signed, or failed to take action since 1966. It's important to note that a signature represents an intention to comply, however, an instrument does not become legally binding until its ratified.
Select a region to view the number of ratifications and signatures at a regional-level. Then, select a country to see the number of ratifications and signatures at a country-level.