Treaties

last updated June 11, 2004

International Treaties

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Acceded to on 3 May 1994 with no reservations. Entry into force on 3 August 1994. The Optional Protocol was acceded to on 3 May 1994 with no reservations and entered into force on 3 August 1994. The Second Optional Protocol was acceded to on 22 March 1999 with no reservations and entered into force on 22 June 1999.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Acceded to on 3 March 1994 with no reservations. Entered into force on 3 August 1994.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: Acceded to on 26 October 1994 with no reservations. Entered into force on 25 November 1994. The Optional Protocol was acceded to on 1 August 2002 with no reservations. Entered into force on 1 November 2002.

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: Acceded to on 2 June 1999 with no reservations. Entered into force on 2 July 1999.

Convention on the Rights of the Child: Acceded to on 2 June 1994 with no reservations.  Entered into force on 2 July 1994. The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict has not been signed or ratified. The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography has not been signed or ratified.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: Acceded to on 26 October 1994 with no reservations. Entered into force on 25 November 1994. The Optional Protocol has not been signed or ratified.

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families: No action has been taken.

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees: Acceded to on 9 August 1999 with a declaration on Article 40. Entered into force on 7 November 1999. The Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees was ratified on the same date. 

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery: No action has been taken.

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children: Signed on 13 December 2000.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Ratified on 5 September 2003.

ILO C29 Forced Labour Convention: Ratified on 22 June 1997.

ILO C111 Discrimination (Employment & Occupation) Convention: Ratified on 22 June 1993.

ILO C143 Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention: No action has been taken.

ILO C182 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention: Ratified on 24 July 2002.

Regional Treaties

Statute of the Council of Europe: Georgia became a member of the Council of Europe on 27 April 1999.

European Social Charter (revised): Signed only on 30 June 2000.

European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: Ratified on 20 May 1999 with no reservations and entered into force on 20 May 1999. The Georgian government ratified Protocol 1 on 7 June 2002, Procotols 2, 3, 5, 8 and 11 on 20 May 1999, Protocols 4, 6 and 7 on 13 April 2000, Protocol 12 on 15 June 2001 and Protocol 13 on 22 May 2003.

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: Ratified on 6 November 1996 and entered into force on 20 June 2000 with declarations. Protocol No. 1 and Protocol No. 2 were ratified on the same date.

(European) Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: Signed on 21 January 2000.