Glossary

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS REPORT

ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
AU
African Union
CEDAW
UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CEDAW Committee
UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
CERD
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
CERD Committee
UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
CIA
US Central Intelligence Agency
ECOWAS
Economic Community of West African States
EU
European Union
European Committee for the Prevention of Torture
European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
European Convention on Human Rights
(European) Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
ICCPR
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
ICRC
International Committee of the Red Cross
ILO
International Labour Organization
International Convention against enforced disappearance
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
LGBT
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NGO
non-governmental organization
OAS
Organization of American States
OSCE
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
UK
United Kingdom
UN
United Nations
UN Convention against Torture
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
UN Refugee Convention
Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression
Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
UN Special Rapporteur on indigenous people
Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people
UN Special Rapporteur on torture
Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women
Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR, the UN refugee agency
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
USA
United States of America
WHO
World Health Organization

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