AU HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES

 Position as at 31 December 2012

 Compiled by: I de Meyer

 Source: http//www.africa-union.org (accessed 31 May 2013)

 

 African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

 AU Conven-tion Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa

 African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

 Protocol to the African Charter on the Establish-ment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

 Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women

 African Charter on Demo-cracy, Elections and Gover-nance

 COUNTRY

 Ratified/Acceded

 Ratified/Acceded

 Ratified/Acceded

 Ratified/Acceded

 Ratified/Acceded

 Ratified/Acceded

 Algeria

 01/03/87

 24/05/74

 08/07/03

 22/04/03

  

  

 Angola

 02/03/90

 30/04/81

 11/04/92

  

 30/08/07

  

 Benin

 20/01/86

 26/02/73

 17/04/97

  

 30/09/05

  

 Botswana

 17/07/86

 04/05/95

 10/07/01

  

  

  

 Burkina Faso

 06/07/84

 19/03/74

 08/06/92

 31/12/98*

 09/06/06

 26/05/10

 Burundi

 28/07/89

 31/10/75

 28/06/04

 02/04/03

  

  

 Cameroon

 20/06/89

 07/09/85

 05/09/97

  

 13/09/12

  

 Cape Verde

 02/06/87

 16/02/89

 20/07/93

  

 21/06/05

  

 Central African Republic

 26/04/86

 23/07/70

  

  

  

  

 Chad

 09/10/86

 12/08/81

 30/03/00

  

  

 11/07/11

 Comoros

 01/06/86

 02/04/04

 18/03/04

 23/12/03

 18/03/04

  

 Congo

 09/12/82

 16/01/71

 08/09/06

 10/08/10

 14/12/11

  

 Côte d’Ivoire

 06/01/92

 26/02/98

 01/03/02

 07/01/03

 05/10/11

  

 Democratic Republic of Congo

 20/07/87

 14/02/73

  

  

 09/06/08

  

 Djibouti

 11/11/91

  

 03/01/11

  

 02/02/05

 02/12/12

 Egypt

 20/03/84

 12/06/80

 09/05/01

  

  

  

 Equatorial Guinea

 07/04/86

 08/09/80

 20/12/02

  

 27/10/09

  

 Eritrea

 14/01/99

  

 22/12/99

  

  

  

 Ethiopia

 15/06/98

 15/10/73

 02/10/02

  

  

 05/12/08

 Gabon

 20/02/86

 21/03/86

 18/05/07

 14/08/00

 10/01/11

  

 The Gambia

 08/06/83

 12/11/80

 14/12/00

 30/06/99

 25/05/05

  

 Ghana

 24/01/89

 19/06/75

 10/06/05

 25/08/04*

 13/06/07

 06/09/10

 Guinea

 16/02/82

 18/10/72

 27/05/99

  

 16/04/12

 17/06/11

 Guinea-Bissau

 04/12/85

 27/06/89

 19/06/08

  

 19/06/08

 23/12/11

 Kenya

 23/01/92

 23/06/92

 25/07/00

 04/02/04

 06/10/10

  

 Lesotho

 10/02/92

 18/11/88

 27/09/99

 28/10/03

 26/10/04

 30/06/10

 Liberia

 04/08/82

 01/10/71

 01/08/07

  

 14/12/07

  

 Libya

 19/07/86

 25/04/81

 23/09/00

 19/11/03

 23/05/04

  

 Madagascar

 09/03/92

  

 30/03/05

  

  

  

 Malawi

 17/11/89

 04/11/87

 16/09/99

 09/09/08*

 20/05/05

 11/10/12

 Mali

 21/12/81

 10/10/81

 03/06/98

 10/05/00*

 13/01/05

  

 Mauritania

 14/06/86

 22/07/72

 21/09/05

 19/05/05

 21/09/05

 07/07/08

 Mauritius

 19/06/92

  

 14/02/92

 03/03/03

  

  

 Mozambique

 22/02/89

 22/02/89

 15/07/98

 17/07/04

 09/12/05

  

 Namibia

 30/07/92

  

 23/07/04

  

 11/08/04

  

 Niger

 15/07/86

 16/09/71

 11/12/99

 17/05/04

  

 04/10/11

 Nigeria

 22/06/83

 23/05/86

 23/07/01

 20/05/04

 16/12/04

 01/12/11

 Rwanda

 15/07/83

 19/11/79

 11/05/01

 05/05/03

 25/06/04

 09/07/10

 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Rep.

 02/05/86

  

  

  

  

  

 São Tomé and Príncipe

 23/05/86

  

  

  

  

  

 Senegal

 13/08/82

 01/04/71

 29/09/98

 29/09/98

 27/12/04

  

 Seychelles

 13/04/92

 11/09/80

 13/02/92

  

 09/03/06

  

 Sierra Leone

 21/09/83

 28/12/87

 13/05/02

  

  

 17/02/09

 Somalia

 31/07/85

  

  

  

  

  

 South Africa

 09/07/96

 15/12/95

 07/01/00

 03/07/02

 17/12/04

 24/12/10

 South Sudan

  

  

  

  

  

  

 Sudan

 18/02/86

 24/12/72

 30/07/05

  

  

  

 Swaziland

 15/09/95

 16/01/89

 05/10/12

  

 05/10/12

  

 Tanzania

 18/02/84

 10/01/75

 16/03/03

 07/02/06*

 03/03/07

  

 Togo

 05/11/82

 10/04/70

 05/05/98

 23/06/03

 21/10/05

 24/01/12

 Tunisia

 16/03/83

 17/11/89

  

 21/08/07

  

  

 Uganda

 10/05/86

 24/07/87

 17/08/94

 16/02/01

 22/07/10

  

 Zambia

 10/01/84

 30/07/73

 02/12/08

  

 02/05/06

 31/05/11

 Zimbabwe

 30/05/86

 28/09/85

 19/01/95

  

 15/04/08

  

 TOTAL NUMBER OF STATES

 53

 45

 47

 26

 36

 17

 * Additional declaration under article 34(6)

 Ratifications after 31 July 2012 are indicated in bold

  

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