Albania International Treaties

last updated July 2015

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Name of Instrument

Date of Signing, Accession or Ratification

Declarations and / or Reservations

 

UN Conventions (in ascending chronological order)

 

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1954)

 

 

Date of Accession: August 18, 1992

Entered into force on April 22, 1954

None

 

 

 

The Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

 

 

 

Date of Accession: August 18, 1992

Entered into force on October 4, 1967

None

 

 

 

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery (1957) 

 

Date of Accession: November 6, 1956

Entered into force on April 30, 1957

None

 

 

 

Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages (1962)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on December 9, 1964

N/A

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

 

Date of Accession: May 11, 1994

Entered into force on January 4, 1969

None

 

 

 

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Date of Accession: October 4, 1991

Entered into force on: January 3, 1976

None

 

 

 

 

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on May 5, 2013

N/A

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR)

 

Accession: October 4, 1991

Entered into force on: March 23, 1976

None

 

 

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Date of Accession: October 17, 2007

Entered into force on March 23, 1976

None

 

 

 

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty (CCPR-OP2-DP)

 

Date oAccession: December 15, 1989

Entered into force on April 22, 1999

None

 

 

 

 

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Date of Accession: May 11, 1994

Entered into force on September 3, 1981

None

 

 

 

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Date of Accession: June 23, 2003

Entered into force on December 22, 2000

None

 

 

  

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

 

Date of Accession: May 11, 1994

Entered into force on June 26, 1987

None

 

 

  

Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT-OP)

Date of Accession: October 1, 2003

Entered into force on June 22, 2006

None

 

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

 

Signed on: January 26, 1990

Ratified on: February 27, 1992

Entered into force on August 3, 2002

None

 

 

 

 

The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (CRC-OP-AC)

 

Date of Accession: December 9, 2008

Entered into force on February 12, 2002

Declaration regarding the minimum age of voluntary recruitment for National Armed Forces, as prescribed by Albanian law. (Article 3 (2))

 

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (CRC-OP-SC)

Date of Accession: February 5, 2008

Entered into force on January 18, 2002

None

 

 

 

 

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure

Signed on: September 24, 2012

Ratified on: May 29, 2013

Entered into force on April 14, 2014

Declaration regarding the competence of the committee to receive and examine communication. ( Article 12)

 

 

 

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CMW)

Date of Accession: June 5, 2007

Entered into force on July 1, 2003

None

 

 

 

Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

 

 

 

 

Signed on: December 15, 2000

Ratified on: August 21, 2002

Entered into force on September 29, 2003

None

 

 

 

 

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol)

Signed on: December 12, 2000

Ratified on: August 21, 2002

Entered into force on December 25, 2003

None