International Treaties and U.N. Reporting Schedules

last updated August 2014

 

 

Name of Instrument

Date of Signing, Accession or Ratification

Declarations and / or Reservations

Reporting Schedule

 

UN Conventions (in ascending chronological order)

 

 

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1954)

 

Acceded to on April 10, 1997

Entered into force on April 22, 1954

Reservations on Articles 23, 24, 25, and 28 paragraph 1.

No report due

 

The Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

Acceded to on April 10, 1997

Entered into force on October 4, 1967

None

No report due

Convention on the Political Rights of Women

No action taken

Entered into force on July 7, 1954

 

No report due

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

No action taken

Entered into force on April 30, 1957

 

No report due

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

No action taken

Entered into force on December 9, 1964

 

 

No report due

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

 

 

Acceded to on October 21, 1991

Entered into force on January 4, 1969

 

Declaration on Article 14 paragraph 1, recognizing the competence of the Committee to consider communications from victims.

Last Report Date:

Tenth and eleventh periodic reports submitted on January 9, 2013 (due January 14, 2013), not yet considered.

Next Report Due:

To be determined

International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (CESCR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acceded to on October 21, 1991

Entered into force on January 3, 1976

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Report Date:

Second periodic report submitted on October 31, 2008 (due June 30, 2007), considered on November 15, 2011

Next Report Due:

Third periodic report due December 2, 2016

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

 

No action taken

Entered into force on May 5, 2013

 None

No report due.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR)

 

Acceded to on October 21, 1991

Entered into force on March 23, 1976

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

Last Report Date:

Third periodic report submitted on December 10, 2008 (due April 1, 2007), considered on July 12, 2010 

Next Report Due:

Fourth periodic report due July 31, 2015

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 

Acceded to on October 21, 1991

Entered into force on March 23, 1976

None

No report due

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

Acceded to on January 30, 2004

Entered into force on July 11, 1991

None

No report due

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

 

Acceded to on October 21, 1991

Entered into force on September 3, 1981

 

None

 

 

Last Report Date:

Fourth periodic report submitted on October 5, 2005 (due November 20, 2004), considered on July 24, 2007. 

Next Report Due:

Fifth and sixth periodic reports due November 20, 2012 (overdue).

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

No action taken

Entered into force on December 22, 2000

 

None

No report due

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

 

Acceded to on October 21, 1991

Entered into force on June 26, 1987

 

 

 

 

None

 

Last Report Date:

Fifth periodic report submitted on August 9, 2011 (due July 15, 2011), considered on May 22, 2013

 

Next Report Due:

Sixth periodic report due May 31, 2017

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

Signed on September 21, 2004

Ratified on December 18, 2006

Entered into force on June 22, 2006

None

No report due

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

 

Acceded to on October 21, 1991

Entered into force on September 2, 1990

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Report Date:

First periodic report submitted June 7, 2001 (due November 19, 1993), considered on January 14, 2003

Next Report Due:

Second, third and fourth periodic reports due November 1, 2008 (overdue)

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

 

Signed on September 24, 2003

Ratified on August 3, 2004

Entered into force on February 12, 2002

 

Declaration on Article 3 paragraph 2

Last Report Date:

None due

 

Next Report Due:

First periodic report due March 13, 2016

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

 

Signed on September 24, 2003

Ratified on August 3, 2004

Entered into force on January 18, 2002

 

 

None

Last Report Date:

First periodic report submitted May 15, 2008 (due September 3, 2006), considered on January 13, 2010

 

Next Report Due:

To be determined

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

No action taken

Entered into force on April 14, 2014

 

No reports due

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

No action taken

Entered into force on July 1, 2003

None

No reports due

Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

 

 

Signed on December 14, 2000

Ratified on February 10, 2003

Entered into force on September 29, 2003

Declarations on Article 5 paragraph 3, Article 16 paragraph 5, and Article 18 paragraphs 13-14

 

No reports due

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

Signed on September 20, 2002

Ratified on May 12, 2004

Entered into force on December 25, 2003

None

No reports due. Most recent meeting of the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons held on November 6-8, 2013.

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Signed on September 25, 2007

Ratified on May 30, 2012

Entered into force on May 3, 2008

Declaration on Article 12, and on Article 44(1) as a member of the EU

Last Report Date:

None submitted

 

Next Report Due:

First periodic report due June 30, 2014 (overdue)

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

No action taken

Entered into force on December 23, 2010

 

No report due

 

 

U.N. Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review

Date of Review

 

Report of Working Group

UPR Second Cycle – Estonia, Human Rights Council, Twenty-fourth Session

Scheduled: January-February 2016

N/A

UPR First Cycle – Estonia, Human Rights Council, Seventeenth Session

February 2, 2011

March 28, 2011