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Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties - Iceland




International Bill of Human Rights

 Signature

  Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

  Entry into Force

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

  30 Dec 1968

22 Aug 1979

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

30 Dec 1968
22 Aug 1979

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
 22 Aug 1979

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

30 Jan 1991
2 Apr 1991

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

14 Nov 1966
13 Mar 1967

 

Women's Human Rights

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

24 Jul 1980
18 Jun 1985

 

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

10 Dec 1999

6 Mar 2001

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

13 Dec 2000

13 May 2010

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

13 Dec 2000

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

13 Dec 2000

 

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

17 Nov 1965

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

26 Nov 1986

19 Jun 1990

1 Oct 1990

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

8 Sep 1994

29 Jun 1995

1 Mar 2002

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

8 Sep 1994

29 Jun 1995

1 Mar 2002

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

4 Feb 1985
23 Oct 1996

Rights of the Child

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Rights of the Child

26 Jan 1990
28 Oct 1992

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

7 Sep 2000

1 Oct 2001

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

29 May 2000

Freedom of Association

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention

19 Aug 1950

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention

15 Jul 1952

Employment and Forced Labour

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour

17 Feb 1958

Equal Remuneration Convention

17 Feb 1958

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

29 Nov 1960

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

29 Jul 1963

Employment Policy Convention

22 Jun 1990

Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health and the Working Environment

21 Jun 1991
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

Refugees and Asylum

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

30 Nov 1955

Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

26 Apr 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

14 May 1949
29 Aug 1949

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

26 Aug 1998
25 May 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

10 Aug 1965 (rat/acced)

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

10 Aug 1965 (rat/acced)

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

10 Aug 1965 (rat/acced)

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

10 Aug 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

10 Apr 1987

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

10 Apr 1987

Terrorism and Human Rights

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages

6 Jul 1981

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing

28 Sep 1998

15 Apr 2002

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

1 Oct 2001

15 Apr 2002

International Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

29 Jun 1973

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

10 May 1974
2 Aug 1977

U.N. Activities and Employees

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations

 

10 Mar 1948

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel

10 May 2001

Regional Conventions

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

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

4 Nov 1950

29 Jun 1953

3 Sep 1953

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

20 Mar 1952

29 Jun 1953

18 May 1954

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

16 Nov 1967

16 Nov 1967

21 Sep 1970

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

16 Nov 1967

16 Nov 1967

21 Sep 1970

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

16 Nov 1967

16 Nov 1967

2 May 1968

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

16 Nov 1967

16 Nov 1967

20 Dec 1971

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

24 Apr 1985

22 May 1987

1 Jun 1987

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

19 Mar 1985

22 May 1987

1 Nov 1988

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

19 Mar 1985

22 May 1987

1 Jan 1990

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

11 May 1994

29 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

Protocol No. 13 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
13 May 2004
Protocol No. 14 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
3 May 2002
10 Nov 2004
1 Mar 2005

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

26 Nov 1986

19 Jun 1990

1 Oct 1990

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

8 Sep 1994

29 Jun 1995

1 Mar 2002

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

8 Sep 1994

29 Jun 1995

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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