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Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties - Australia




International Bill of Human Rights

 Signature

  Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

  Entry into Force

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

  18 Dec 1972

10 Dec 1975

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

18 Dec 1972
13 Aug 1980

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
 25 Sep 1991

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty

2 Oct 1990

Prevention of Discrimination on the Basis of Race, Religion, or Belief; and Protection of Minorities

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

13 Oct 1966
30 Sep 1975

 

Women's Human Rights

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

17 Jul 1980
28 Jul 1983

 

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

 

4 Dec 2008

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

13 Dec 2000

27 May 2004

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime Preamble, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

11 Dec 2002

Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

21 Dec 2001

 27 May 2004

Slavery and Slavery-Like Practices

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Slavery Convention
18 Jun 1927
Protocol amending the Slavery Convention
9 Dec 1953

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

7 Sep 1956

6 Jan 1958

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others

Not signed

Protection from Torture, Ill-Treatment and Disappearance

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Not signed

Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Not signed

Protocol No. 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment

Not signed

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

10 Dec 1985
8 Aug 1989

Rights of the Child

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Rights of the Child

22 Aug 1990
17 Dec 1990

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflicts

21 Oct 2001

31 Jan 2005

Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour

Not signed

Freedom of Association

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention

28 Feb 1973

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention

28 Feb 1973

Employment and Forced Labour

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour

2 Feb 1932

Equal Remuneration Convention

10 Dec 1974

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

7 Jun 1960

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

15 Jun 1973

Employment Policy Convention

12 Nov 1969

Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health and the Working Environment

26 Mar 2004
Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Not signed

Education

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention against Discrimination in Education

Ratified

Refugees and Asylum

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

22 Jan 1954

Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

13 Dec 1973

Nationality, Statelessness, and the Rights of Aliens
Signature
Ratification
 Accession
Succession
Entry into Force
Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
13 Dec 1973
Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons
13 Dec 1973

War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, and Terrorism

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Not signed

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

11 Dec 1948
8 Jul 1949

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

9 Dec 1998
1 Jul 2002

Law of Armed Conflict

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field
4 Jan 1950

14 Oct 1958 (rat/acced)

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea 

4 Jan 1950

14 Oct 1958 (rat/acced)

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

4 Jan 1950

14 Oct 1958 (rat/acced)

Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

4 Jan 1950

14 Oct 1958 (rat/acced)

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I)

7 Dec 1978

21 Jun 1991 (rat/acced)

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims on Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II)

7 Dec 1978

21 Jun 1991 (rat/acced)

Terrorism and Human Rights

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages

21 May 1990

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing

9 Aug 2002

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

15 Oct 2001

26 Sep 2002

International Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against International Protected Persons

30 Dec 1974
20 Jun 1977

U.N. Activities and Employees

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations

 

2 Mar 1949

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel

22 Dec 1995

4 Dec 2000

Regional Conventions

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

[European] Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No.2 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No.3 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No.4 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No.5 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No.6 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No.7 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No. 8 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No. 9 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No. 10 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No. 11 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No. 12 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

Protocol No. 13 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Not signed
Protocol No. 14 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Not signed

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Not signed

Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Not signed

Protocol No. 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment

Not signed

African Regional Conventions
Signature
Ratification
Accession
Succession
Entry into Force
African [Banjul] Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights *
Not signed
 
 
 
 
Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa *
Not signed
 
 
 
 
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa *
Not signed
 
 
 
 
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights *
Not signed
 
 
 
 
African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child *
Not signed
 
 
 
 

* No ratification information available.

 



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