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Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties - Cyprus




International Bill of Human Rights

 Signature

  Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

  Entry into Force

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

  9 Jan 1967

2 Apr 1969

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

19 Dec 1966
2 Apr 1969

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
19 Dec 1966
15 Apr 1992
 

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

10 Sep 1999

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

12 Dec 1966
21 Apr 1967

 

Women's Human Rights

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

  23 Jul 1985

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

8 Feb 2001

26 Apr 2002

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

12 Dec 2000

22 Apr 2003

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

12 Dec 2000

6 Aug 2003

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

12 Dec 2000

 6 Aug 2003

Slavery and Slavery-Like Practices

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Slavery Convention
Not signed
Protocol amending the Slavery Convention
Not signed

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

11 May 1962

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

5 Oct 1983

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

26 Nov 1987

3 Apr 1989

1 Aug 1989

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

2 Feb 1994

10 Sep 1997

1 Mar 2002

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

2 Feb 1994

10 Sep 1997

1 Mar 2002

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

9 Oct 1985
18 Jul 1991

Rights of the Child

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Rights of the Child

5 Oct 1990
7 Feb 1991

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

Not signed

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

27 Nov 2000

Freedom of Association

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention

24 May 1966

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention

24 May 1966

Employment and Forced Labour

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour

23 Sep 1960

Equal Remuneration Convention

19 Nov 1987

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

23 Sep 1960

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

2 Feb 1968

Employment Policy Convention

28 Jul 1966

Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health and the Working Environment

16 Jan 1989
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

16 May 1963

Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

9 Jul 1968

Nationality, Statelessness, and the Rights of Aliens
Signature
Ratification
 Accession
Succession
Entry into Force
Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
Not signed
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

29 Mar 1982

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

15 Oct 1998
7 Mar 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

23 May 1962 (rat/acced)

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

23 May 1962 (rat/acced)

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

23 May 1962 (rat/acced)

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

12 Jul 1978

1 Jun 1979 (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)

18 Mar 1996

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

18 Mar 1996

Terrorism and Human Rights

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages

13 Sep 1991

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing

24 Jan 2001

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

30 Nov 2001

International Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

5 Jul 1972

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

24 Dec 1975

U.N. Activities and Employees

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations

 

5 Nov 1963

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel

1 Jul 2003

Regional Conventions

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

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

16 Dec 1961

6 Oct 1962

6 Oct 1962

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

16 Dec 1961

6 Oct 1962

6 Oct 1962

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

19 Sep 1967

22 Jan 1969

21 Sep 1970

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

19 Sep 1967

22 Jan 1969

21 Sep 1970

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

6 Oct 1988

3 Oct 1989

3 Oct 1989

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

19 Sep 1967

22 Jan 1969

20 Dec 1971

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

7 may 1999

19 Jan 2000

1 Feb 2000

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

2 Dec 1999

15 Sep 2000

1 Dec 2000

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

8 Nov 1985

13 Jun 1986

1 Jan 1990

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

6 Nov 1990

26 Sep 1994
1 Jan 1995

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

25 Mar 1992

8 Feb 1994

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

11 May 1994

28 Jun 1995

1 Nov 1998

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

4 Nov 2000

3 Apr 2002

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

26 Nov 1987

3 Apr 1989

1 Aug 1989

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

2 Feb 1994

10 Sep 1997

1 Mar 2002

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

2 Feb 1994

10 Sep 1997

1 Mar 2002

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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