International Human Rights Instruments

The core international human rights instruments and their monitoring bodies are listed on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. More links are below.

Samoa is a party to:

  1. oHuman Rights Committee
  1. oCommittee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
  1. oCommittee on the Rights of the Child
  2. oUNICEF

For more detailed information about Samoa’s engagement with these treaties, see International Engagement [link]

Other International Human Rights Instruments:

  1. oUN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  1. oUN Economic and Social Council
  2. oCommittee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  1. oCommittee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  1. oCommittee against Torture
  1. oCommittee on Migrant Workers
  1. oCommittee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  1. oCommittee on Enforced Disapperances


Since 2008, Samoa is a party to the following International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions:

Other ILO instruments: