AHRC Australian Human Rights Commission
AI Amnesty International
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
AU African Union
Beijing Rules UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice
Body of Principles United Nations Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons Under Any Form of Detention or imprisonment
CAT Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading treatment or Punishment
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
CERD Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
CCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
CESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
CHRCHR UN Human Rights Committee – UN Council on Human Rights
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CoE Council of Europe
CPT European Committee for the Prevention of Torture
CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child
DIAC Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Australia
ECHR European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950)
ECJ European Court of Justice
ECOSOC UN Economic and Social Council
EEC European Economic Community
ESL English as a Second Language
EU European Union
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
FYROM Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
GA UN General Assembly
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
HIPC Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
HRC United Nations Human Rights Committee
lBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICC International Criminal Court
ICJ International Court of Justice
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
ICTR International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda
ICTY International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
IDA International Development Association
IDP Internally Displaced Persons
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IGO Inter-Governmental Organization
ILC International Law Commission
ILO International Labour Organization
IMF International Monetary Fund
INTERFET International Force for East Timor
JDL Rules United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived
of their Liberty
MDG Millennium Development Goals
MWC International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Membersof their Families, 1990
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NGO Non-governmental Organization
OAS Organization of American States
OAU Organization of African Unity
ODIHR Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSeE)
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OIC Organization of the Islamic Conference
OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
RCOA Refugee Council of Australia
Refugee Convention Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees
RRT Refugee Review Tribunal
SC UN Security Council
SG Secretary General
TIS Translating and Interpreting Service
UDHR Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
UN United Nations
UNO United Nations Organization
UNAMET UN Mission in East Timor
UNDP UN Development Programme
UNEP UN Environment Programme
UNESCO UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNRIDYP UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
UNHCHR UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNHCR UN High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children Fund
UNICEF UNICEF Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child
UNIFEM UN Development Fund for Women
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
VDPA Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (1993)
WFP World Food Programme
WHO World Health Organization
WTO World Trade Organization
WWDA Women With Disabilities Australia