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Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties - Namibia




International Bill of Human Rights

 Signature

  Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

  Entry into Force

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

 

28 Nov 1994 

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

28 Nov 1994 

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
 

28 Nov 1994 

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

28 Nov 1994 

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 Nov 1982 

Women's Human Rights

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

23 Nov 1992 

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

19 May 2000

26 May 2000

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

13 Dec 2000

16 Aug 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

13 Dec 2000

16 Aug 2002

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

13 Dec 2000

 

16 Aug 2002

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

Not signed     

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

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

28 Nov 1994 

Rights of the Child

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Rights of the Child

26 Sep 1990 

30 Sep 1990 

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

8 Sep 2000 

16 Apr 2002 

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

15 Nov 2000

Freedom of Association

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention

3 Jan 1995

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention

3 Jan 1995

Employment and Forced Labour

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour

15 Nov 2000

Equal Remuneration Convention

Not signed            

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

15 Nov 2000

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

13 Nov 2001

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

17 Feb 1995

Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

17 Feb 1995

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

28 Nov 1994 

 

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

27 Oct 1998

25 Jun 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

22 Aug 1991 (rat/acced)

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

22 Aug 1991 (rat/acced)

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

22 Aug 1991 (rat/acced)

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

22 Aug 1991 (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)

17 Jun 1994 (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)

17 Jun 1994 (rat/acced)

Terrorism and Human Rights

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages

Not signed           

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing

10 Nov 2001 

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

10 Nov 2001 

International Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

Not signed           

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

Not signed           

U.N. Activities and Employees

 Signature

 Ratification

 Accession

 Succession

 Entry into Force

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations

Not signed           

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 *

30 Jul 1992 

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
*

9 Dec 2003 

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 

* No ratification information available.

 



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