What are the important conventions adopted by the General Assembly?

Conventions adopted by the General Assembly: United Nations has done a great deal to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms. Some of the important conventions adopted by the General Assembly were Conventions on Genocide (1948), Convention on Political Rights of Women (1952), Convention on Slavery (1956), Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (1965), and Convention on the Rights of Child (1989).


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights refer to freedoms and rights which should be available to all human beings irrespective of their caste, class, gender, and religion. These rights include the right to life, the right to freedom of speech and expression, the right to equality, the right to education, etc. Read more

The High Courts and Subordinate Courts

The Constitution of India has provided for a High Court for each state. However, there may be one High Court for two states or union territories. This depends on the area and the population of the state or union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory that has a High Court of its own. Read more

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