International Treaties
last updated April 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)

 

 

 

Signed: No action taken

Ratified:  September 27, 1991

Entered into force on April 22, 1954

Reservation concerning Article 24 paragraph 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on:  September 27, 1991

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: No action taken

Ratified on:  January 10, 1963

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:  January 8, 1965

Entered into force on December 9, 1964

None

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

 

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: December 5, 1968

Entered into force on January 4, 1969

Reservation concerning countries who can and cannot become member states.

 

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Signed on: March 2, 1967

Ratified on: March 18, 1977

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 2, 1967

Ratified on: March 18, 1977

Entered into force on: March 23, 1976

None

 

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 

Acceded to on November 7, 1991

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)

 

Signed on: March 21, 2000

Ratified on: April 25, 2014

Entered into force on April 22, 1999

None

 

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

 

 

 

Signed on: May 29, 1980

Ratified on: June 30, 1980

Entered into force on September 3, 1981

None

 

 

 

 

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

Acceded to on December 22, 2003

Entered into force on December 22, 2000

None

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

 

 

Signed on: January 13, 1986

Ratified on: July 26, 1989

Entered into force on June 26, 1987

Reservation regarding Article 28 and Article 30

 

 

 

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

Signed on: April 5, 2004

Ratified on: September 14, 2005

Entered into force on June 22, 2006

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

 

Signed on January 26, 1990

Ratified on: June 7, 1991

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)

 

Signed on: February 13, 2002

Ratified on: April 7, 2005

Entered into force on: February 12, 2002

N/A

 

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 August 5, 2004

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: February 13, 2002

Ratified on: February 4, 2005

Entered into force on April 14, 2014

None

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

 

Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

 

 

 

 

Signed on: December 12, 2000

Ratified on: November 19, 2001

Entered into force on September 29, 2003

Reservations concerning the central authority of the Ministry of Justice

 

 

 

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

Signed on: October 4, 2001

Ratified on: September 26, 2003

Entered into force on December 25, 2003

N/A    

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Signed on: March 30, 2007

Ratified on: September 25, 2012

Entered into force on December 13, 2006

None

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

Signed on: June 25, 2013

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on December 23, 2010

None

 

 

 

Other International Agreements (in ascending chronological order)

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Signed on: April 9, 1999

Ratified on: May 12, 2003

Entered into force on

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

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: July 30, 1958

Entered into force on May 1, 1939

ILO Equal Remuneration Convention (No.100)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: October 25, 1954

Entered into force on May 23, 1959

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

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: May 31, 1961

Entered into force on June 15, 1960

Equality of Treatment (Social Security) Convention (No. 118)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on April 25, 1964

ILO Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention (No. 143)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on December 9, 1978

ILO Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention (No. 156)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on August 11, 1983

ILO Convention Concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor (No. 182)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: September 29, 2003

Entered into force on November 19, 2000

 

ILO Maternity Protection Convention (No. 183)

 

Signed on: No action taken

Acceded to on: No action taken

Ratified on: September 29, 2003

ILO Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189)

Signed on: No action taken

Acceded to on: No action taken

Ratified on: August 9, 2002 September 5, 2013