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Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties - Canada


 

International Bill of Human Rights

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

 

19 May 1976

 

 

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 

19 May 1976

 

 

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 

19 May 1976

 

 

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

 

25 Nov 2005

 

 

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

24 Aug 1966

14 Oct 1970

 

 

 

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

10 Dec 1981

 

 

 

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

 

18 Oct 2002

 

 

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

14 Dec 2000

13 May 2002

 

 

 

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

14 Dec 2000

13 May 2002

 

 

 

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

14 Dec 2000

13 May 2002

 

 

 

Slavery and Slavery-Like Practices

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Slavery Convention

6 Aug 1928

 

 

 

Protocol amending the Slavery Convention

17 Dec 1953
(definitive signature)

 

 

 

 

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

7 Sep 1956

10 Jan 1963

 

 

 

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

23 Aug 1985

24 Jun 1987

 

 

 

Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Not signed

 

 

 

 

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Rights of the Child

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention on the Rights of the Child

28 May 1990

13 Dec 1991

 

 

 

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

5 Jun 2000

7 Jul 2000

 

 

 

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

6 Jun 2000

 

 

 

Freedom of Association

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention

23 Mar 1972

 

 

 

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Employment and Forced Labour

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Equal Remuneration Convention

16 Nov 1972

 

 

 

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

14 Jul 1959

 

 

 

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

26 Nov 1964

 

 

 

Employment Policy Convention

16 Sep 1966

 

 

 

Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health and the Working Environment

Not signed

 

 

 

 

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

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Persons with Disabilities

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

30 Mar 2007

 

 

 

 

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Not signed

 

 

 

 

 Refugees and Asylum

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

 

 

4 Jun 1969

 

 

Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

 

 

4 Jun 1969

 

 

Nationality, Statelessness, and the Rights of Aliens

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

 

 

17 Jul 1978

 

 

Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

Not signed

 

 

 

 

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

28 Nov 1949

3 Sep 1952

 

 

 

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

18 Dec 1998

7 Jul 2000

 

 

 

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

8 Dec 1949

14 May 1965 (rat/acced)

 

 

 

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

8 Dec 1949

14 May 1965 (rat/acced)

 

 

 

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

8 Dec 1949

14 May 1965 (rat/acced)

 

 

 

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

8 Dec 1949

14 May 1965 (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)

12 Dec 1977

20 Nov 1990 (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)

12 Dec 1977

20 Nov 1990 (rat/acced)

 

 

 

Terrorism and Human Rights

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages

18 Feb 1980

4 Dec 1985

 

 

 

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing

12 Jan 1998

3 Apr 2002

 

 

 

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

10 Feb 2000

19 Feb 2002

 

 

 

International Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

16 Dec 1970

20 Jun 1972

 

 

 

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

26 Jun 1974

4 Aug 1976

 

 

 

U.N. Activities and Employees

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations

 

 

22 Jan 1948

 

 

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel

15 Dec 1994

3 Apr 2002

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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