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Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties - Malawi




International Bill of Human Rights

 Signature

  Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

  Entry into Force

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

 

22 Dec 1993 

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

22 Dec 1993 

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
 

11 Jun 1996

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

Not signed      

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

11 Jun 1996

Women's Human Rights

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

12 Mar 1987 

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

7 Sep 2000

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

13 Dec 2000

17 Mar 2005

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

17 Mar 2005 

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

 

17 Mar 2005 

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

2 Aug 1965 

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

13 Oct 1965

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

N/A

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

N/A

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

N/A

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

11 Jun 1996 

Rights of the Child

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Rights of the Child

2 Jan 1991 

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

7 Sep 2000

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

19 Nov 1999

Freedom of Association

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention

19 Nov 1999

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention

22 Mar 1965

Employment and Forced Labour

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour

19 Nov 1999

Equal Remuneration Convention

22 Mar 1965

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

19 Nov 1999

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

22 Mar 1965

Employment Policy Convention

Not signed 

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 

Refugees and Asylum

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

10 Dec 1987

Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

10 Dec 1987

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

Not signed

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

2 Mar 1999

19 Sep 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

5 Jan 1968 (rat/acced)

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

5 Jan 1968 (rat/acced)

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

5 Jan 1968 (rat/acced)

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

5 Jan 1968 (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 Oct 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 Oct 1991 (rat/acced)

Terrorism and Human Rights

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages

17 Mar 1986

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing

11 Aug 2003 

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

11 Aug 2003 

International Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

21 Dec 1972   

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

14 Mar 1977 

U.N. Activities and Employees

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations

 

17 May 1966

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel

Not signed 

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 *

23 Feb 1990 

17 Nov 1989

Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in
Africa
*

4 Nov 1987 

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
*

9 Jun 1998 

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child *

13 Jul 1999 

16 Sep 1999

* No ratification information available.

 



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