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Ecuador: Center for International Human Rights


Public international law governs relationships between national governments and/or intergovernmental organizations. For more detailed guidance on how to research international human rights law, please see our International Human Rights Law Research Guide

United Nations

The United Nations is the largest intergovernmental organization with 193 member states. The UN human rights system develops, monitors, and protects human rights around the world.

A few key UN resources are linked below, but please see the United Nations section on the International Human Rights Law Research Guide for much more detailed coverage of the UN human rights system. 

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO is a UN agency with 187 member states that sets labour standards, develops policies, and devises programmes to promote decent work. Several ILO instruments address forced labour. Ecuador is a party to both the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) and Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)

Organization of American States

Ecuador is a member of the Organization of American States and is a party to the American Convention on Human Rights. The regional human rights system in the Americas consists of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

In addition to the American Convention on Human Rights, Ecuador is also a party to other regional Inter-American treaties pertaining to human rights.