Belarus International Treaties
last updated July 2015

 

Belarus International Treaties

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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)

Acceded to on: August 23, 2001

Entered into force on: April 22, 1954

None

The Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

Acceded to on:  August 23, 2001

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) 

 

Signed on: September 7, 1956

Ratified on:  June 5, 1957

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)

 

 

Signed on: March 7, 1966

Ratified on: April 8, 1969

Entered into force on: January 4, 1969

Reservation concerning article 17 paragraph 1

 

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Signed on: March 19, 1968

Ratified on: November 12, 1973

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)

 

 

 

Signed on: March 19, 1968

Ratified on: November 12, 1973

Entered into force on: March 23, 1976

None

 

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 

Acceded to on: September 30,1992

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 (ICCPR-OP2-DP)

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on: July 11, 1991

N/A

 

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

 

Signed on: July 17, 1980

Ratified on: February 4, 1981

Entered into force on: September 3, 1981

None

 

 

 

  

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

Signed on: April 29, 2002

Ratified on: February 3, 2004

Entered into force on: December 22, 2000

None

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

 

 

Signed on: December 19, 1985

Ratified on: March13, 1987

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)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on: June 22, 2006

N/A

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Signed on: January 26, 1990

Ratified on: October 1, 1990

Entered into force on: September 2, 1990

None

 

 

 

 

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

 

Acceded to on: January 25, 2006

Entered into force on: February 12, 2002

Declaration on Article 3 regarding military service

 

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

Acceded to on: January 23, 2002

Entered into force on: January 18, 2002

Declaration on Article 3 regarding military service

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

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on: April 14, 2014

N/A

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

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on: July 1, 2003

N/A

Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

 

 

 

 

Signed on: December 14, 2000

Ratified on: June 25, 2003

Entered into force on: September 29, 2003

Statement on Article 10

 

 

 

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

Signed on: December 14, 2000

Ratified on: June 25, 2003

Entered into force on: December 25, 2003

None

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on: May 3, 2008

N/A

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CED)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on: December 23, 2010

N/A

 

 

 

Other International Agreements (in ascending chronological order)

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on: July 1, 2002

ILO Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour (No. 29)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: August 21, 1956

Entered into force on: May 1, 1932

ILO Equal Remuneration Convention (No.100)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: August 21, 1956

Entered into force on: May 23, 1953

 

ILO Discrimination (Employment & Occupation) Convention (No. 111)