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Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Treaty Type:  Multilateral

Depository:  UNITED NATIONS

Place Of Signature:  New York

Date Of Signature:  19-Dec-1966



Publication Records

  • PRO FO.93/001/802B/0: 0
  • UN Reg Ex off/0: 999171
  • Miscellaneous Series 004/1967: Cmnd3220

Participant Status

CountryAction Action DateEffective Date
DT Antilles Extension 11-Mar-1979
DT Aruba Application 01-Jan-1986
ALGERIA Accession 12-Sep-1989 12-Dec-1989
ANDORRA Signature 05-Aug-2002
ANDORRA Ratification 22-Sep-2006 22-Dec-2006
ANGOLA Accession 10-Jan-1992 10-Apr-1992
ARGENTINA Accession 08-Aug-1986 08-Nov-1986
ARMENIA Accession 23-Jun-1993 23-Sep-1993
AUSTRALIA Accession 25-Sep-1991 25-Dec-1991
AZERBAIJAN Accession 27-Nov-2001
BARBADOS Accession 05-Jan-1973
BELARUS Accession 30-Sep-1992 30-Dec-1992
BELGIUM Accession 17-May-1994 17-Aug-1994
BENIN Accession 12-Mar-1992 12-Jun-1992
BOLIVIA Accession 12-Aug-1982 12-Nov-1982
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Signature 01-Mar-1995
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Ratification 01-Mar-1995
BRAZIL Accession 25-Sep-2009 25-Dec-2009
BULGARIA Objection 01-Jan-1970
BULGARIA Accession 26-Mar-1992 26-Jun-1992
BURKINA FASO Accession 04-Jan-1999 04-Apr-1999
CAMBODIA Denunciation 27-Sep-2004 01-Jan-1900
CAMEROON Accession 27-Jun-1984 27-Sep-1984
CANADA Accession 19-May-1976 19-Aug-1976
CAPE VERDE Accession 19-May-2000 19-Aug-2000
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Accession 08-May-1981 08-Aug-1981
CHAD Accession 09-Jun-1995 09-Sep-1995
CHILE Declaration 31-Jan-1991
CHILE Accession 27-May-1992 27-Aug-1992
CHINA Signature 05-Oct-1967
CHINA Statement 01-Jan-1970
CONGO Accession 05-Oct-1983 05-Jan-1984
COSTA RICA Signature 19-Dec-1966
COSTA RICA Ratification 29-Nov-1968
COTE DIVOIRE Accession 05-Mar-1997 05-Jun-1997
CYPRUS Signature 19-Dec-1966
CYPRUS Ratification 15-Apr-1992 15-Jul-1992
CZECH REPUBLIC Succession 22-Feb-1993 01-Jan-1993
CZECH REPUBLIC Declaration 22-Feb-1993
CZECHOSLOVAKIA Accession 12-Mar-1991 12-Jun-1991
DENMARK Signature 20-Mar-1968
DENMARK Ratification 06-Jan-1972
DENMARK Reservation 06-Jan-1972
DENMARK Objection 06-Aug-1999
DJIBOUTI Accession 05-Nov-2002 05-Feb-2003
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Accession 04-Jan-1978 04-Apr-1978
EL SALVADOR Signature 21-Sep-1967
EL SALVADOR Ratification 06-Jun-1995 06-Sep-1995
EL SALVADOR Declaration 06-Jun-1995
EQUATORIAL GUINEA Accession 25-Sep-1987 25-Dec-1987
ESTONIA Accession 21-Oct-1991 21-Jan-1992
FINLAND Signature 11-Dec-1967
FINLAND Ratification 19-Aug-1975
FINLAND Communication 17-Mar-2000
FRANCE Reservation 17-Feb-1984
FRANCE Accession 17-Feb-1984 17-May-1984
FRANCE Declaration 17-Feb-1984
FRANCE Statement 17-May-1984
FRANCE Objection 28-Jan-2000
GAMBIA THE Accession 09-Jun-1988 09-Sep-1988
GEORGIA Accession 03-May-1994 03-Aug-1994
GERMANY Accession 25-Aug-1993 25-Nov-1993
GERMANY Reservation 25-Aug-1993
GERMANY Communication 13-Aug-1999
GERMANY Objection 26-Aug-1999
GHANA Signature 07-Sep-2000
GHANA Ratification 07-Sep-2000 07-Dec-2000
GREECE Accession 05-May-1997 05-Aug-1997
GUATEMALA Accession 28-Nov-2000 28-Feb-2001
GUATEMALA Declaration 28-Nov-2000
GUATEMALA Notification 20-May-2009
GUATEMALA Notification 20-May-2009
GUINEA Signature 19-Mar-1975
GUINEA Ratification 17-Jun-1993 17-Sep-1993
GUINEA BISSAU Signature 12-Sep-2000
GUYANA Accession 10-May-1993 10-Aug-1993
GUYANA Re-Accession 05-Jan-1999
GUYANA Reservation 05-Jan-1999
GUYANA Denunciation 05-Jan-1999 05-Apr-1999
HONDURAS Signature 19-Dec-1966
HONDURAS Ratification 07-Jun-2005 07-Sep-2005
HUNGARY Accession 07-Sep-1988 07-Dec-1988
ICELAND Accession 22-Aug-1979 22-Nov-1979
ICELAND Reservation 22-Aug-1979
IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF Accession 08-Dec-1989 08-Mar-1989
IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF Reservation 08-Dec-1989
IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF Communication 23-Aug-1999
ITALY Signature 30-Apr-1976
ITALY Ratification 15-Sep-1978 15-Dec-1978
ITALY Reservation 15-Sep-1978
ITALY Communication 19-Sep-1999
JAMAICA Signature 19-Dec-1966
JAMAICA Ratification 03-Oct-1975
JAMAICA Denunciation 23-Oct-1997 23-Jan-1998
KAZAKHSTAN Signature 25-Sep-2007
KAZAKHSTAN Ratification 30-Jun-2009 30-Sep-2009
KOREA REPUBLIC OF Accession 10-Apr-1990 10-Jul-1990
KYRGYZSTAN Accession 07-Oct-1994 07-Jan-1995
LATVIA Accession 22-Jun-1994 22-Sep-1994
LESOTHO Accession 06-Sep-2000 06-Dec-2000
LIBYA Accession 16-May-1989 16-Aug-1989
LIECHTENSTEIN Accession 10-Dec-1998 10-Mar-1999
LITHUANIA Accession 20-Nov-1991 20-Feb-1992
LUXEMBOURG Accession 18-Aug-1983 18-Nov-1983
LUXEMBOURG Declaration 18-Aug-1993
MACEDONIA THE FYR OF Succession 12-Dec-1994 12-Mar-1995
MADAGASCAR Signature 17-Sep-1969
MADAGASCAR Ratification 21-Jun-1971
MALAWI Accession 11-Jun-1996 11-Sep-1996
MALDIVES Accession 19-Sep-2006 19-Dec-2006
MALI Accession 24-Oct-2001 24-Jan-2002
MALTA Accession 13-Sep-1990 13-Dec-1990
MALTA Declaration 13-Sep-1990
MAURITIUS Accession 12-Dec-1973
MEXICO Accession 15-Mar-2002 15-Jun-2002
MOLDOVA REPUBLIC OF Signature 16-Sep-2005
MONGOLIA Accession 16-Apr-1991 16-Jul-1991
NAMIBIA Accession 28-Nov-1994 28-Feb-1995
NAURU Signature 12-Nov-2001
NEPAL Accession 14-May-1991 14-Aug-1991
NETHERLANDS THE Objection 06-Aug-1999
NETHERLANDS THE Objection 22-Oct-1999
NEW ZEALAND Accession 26-May-1989 26-Aug-1989
NICARAGUA Accession 12-Mar-1980 12-Jun-1980
NIGER Accession 07-Mar-1986 07-Jun-1986
NORWAY Signature 20-Mar-1968
NORWAY Ratification 13-Sep-1972
NORWAY Objection 06-Aug-1999
PANAMA Signature 27-Jul-1976
PANAMA Ratification 08-Mar-1977 08-Mar-1977
PARAGUAY Accession 10-Jan-1995 10-Apr-1995
PERU Signature 11-Aug-1977
PERU Ratification 03-Oct-1980 03-Jan-1981
PERU Notification 30-May-2003 01-Jan-1900
PERU Notification 30-Mar-2004 01-Jan-1900
PERU Notification 01-Jun-2012 04-Jun-2012
PHILIPPINES Signature 19-Dec-1966
PHILIPPINES Ratification 22-Aug-1989 22-Nov-1989
POLAND Declaration 31-Jan-1991
POLAND Accession 07-Nov-1991 07-Feb-1992
POLAND Reservation 07-Nov-1991
POLAND Communication 08-Aug-2000
PORTUGAL Signature 01-Aug-1978
PORTUGAL Ratification 03-May-1983 03-Aug-1973
ROMANIA Accession 20-Jul-1993 20-Oct-1993
ROMANIA Declaration 20-Jul-1993
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Accession 01-Oct-1991 01-Jan-1992
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Declaration 01-Oct-1991
SAN MARINO Accession 18-Oct-1985 18-Jan-1986
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Signature 06-Sep-2000
SENEGAL Signature 06-Jul-1970
SENEGAL Ratification 13-Feb-1978 13-May-1978
SEYCHELLES Accession 05-May-1992 05-Aug-1992
SIERRA LEONE Accession 23-Aug-1996 23-Nov-1996
SLOVAK REPUBLIC Succession 28-May-1993 01-Jan-1993
SLOVENIA Accession 16-Jul-1993 16-Oct-1993
SLOVENIA Declaration 16-Jul-1993
SLOVENIA Reservation 16-Jul-1993
SOMALIA Accession 24-Jan-1990 24-Apr-1990
SOUTH AFRICA Accession 28-Aug-2002 28-Nov-2002
SPAIN Accession 25-Jan-1985 25-Apr-1985
SPAIN Reservation 25-Jan-1985
SPAIN Statement 25-Jan-1985
SPAIN Communication 25-Aug-1999
SPAIN Objection 01-Dec-1999
SRI LANKA Accession 03-Oct-1997 03-Jan-1998
SRI LANKA Declaration 03-Oct-1997
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Accession 09-Nov-1981 09-Feb-1982
SURINAME Accession 28-Dec-1976 28-Mar-1977
SWEDEN Signature 29-Sep-1967
SWEDEN Ratification 06-Dec-1971
SWEDEN Reservation 06-Dec-1971
SWEDEN Communication 17-Aug-1999
SWEDEN Communication 27-Apr-2000
TAJIKISTAN Accession 04-Jan-1999 04-Apr-1999
TOGO Accession 30-Mar-1988 30-Jun-1988
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Accession 14-Nov-1980 14-Feb-1981
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Withdrawal 24-May-1998 26-Aug-1998
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Declaration 24-May-1998
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Re-Accession 26-Aug-1998
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Denunciation 27-Mar-2000 27-Jun-2000
TURKEY Signature 03-Feb-2004 01-Jan-1900
TURKMENISTAN Accession 01-May-1997 01-Aug-1997
UGANDA Accession 14-Nov-1995 14-Feb-1996
UKRAINE S S R Accession 25-Jul-1991 25-Oct-1991
URUGUAY Signature 21-Feb-1967
URUGUAY Ratification 01-Apr-1970
UZBEKISTAN Accession 28-Sep-1995 28-Dec-1995
VENEZUELA Signature 15-Nov-1976
VENEZUELA Ratification 10-May-1978 10-Aug-1978
VENEZUELA Reservation 10-May-1978
YUGOSLAVIA Signature 14-Mar-1990
YUGOSLAVIA, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF Sucn to Sig 12-Mar-2001 27-Apr-1992
YUGOSLAVIA, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF Ratification 06-Sep-2001 06-Dec-2001
ZAIRE Accession 01-Nov-1976 01-Feb-1977
ZAMBIA Accession 10-Apr-1984 10-Jul-1984

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