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

Treaty Type:  Multilateral

Depository:  United Nations

Place Of Signature:  New York



Publication Records

  • FCO85 FCO85 - 172/0: 0
  • Treaty Series 004/2009: Cm7574
  • Supplementary List 2/09/0: 0
  • Supplementary List 2/09/0: 0
  • Supplementary List 4/09/0: 0
  • Supplementary List 4/09/0: 0
  • Supplementary List 4/10/0: 0
  • Supplementary List 1/11/0: 0
  • Supplementary List 2/11/0: 0
  • Miscellaneous Series 010/2004: Cm6318

Participant Status

CountryAction Action DateEffective Date
ALBANIA Acceptance 23-Jun-2003 23-Sep-2003
ANDORRA Signature 09-Jul-2001
ANDORRA Ratification 14-Oct-2002 14-Jan-2003
ANGOLA Accession 01-Nov-2007 01-Feb-2008
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Accession 05-Jun-2006 05-Sep-2006
ARGENTINA Signature 28-Feb-2000
ARGENTINA Communication 18-Jan-2005 01-Jan-1900
ARMENIA Accession 14-Sep-2006 14-Dec-2006
AUSTRIA Signature 10-Dec-1999
AUSTRIA Ratification 06-Sep-2000
AZERBAIJAN Signature 06-Jun-2000
AZERBAIJAN Ratification 01-Jun-2001 01-Sep-2001
BANGLADESH Signature 06-Sep-2000
BANGLADESH Ratification 06-Sep-2000
BANGLADESH Declaration 06-Sep-2000
BELARUS Signature 29-Apr-2002
BELARUS Ratification 03-Feb-2004 03-May-2004
BELGIUM Signature 10-Dec-1999
BELGIUM Declaration 10-Dec-1999
BELGIUM Ratification 17-Jun-2004 17-Sep-2004
BELIZE Accession 09-Dec-2002
BENIN Signature 25-May-2000
BOLIVIA Signature 10-Dec-1999
BOLIVIA Ratification 27-Sep-2000 27-Dec-2000
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Signature 07-Sep-2000
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Ratification 04-Sep-2002 04-Dec-2002
BRAZIL Signature 13-Mar-2001
BRAZIL Ratification 28-Jun-2002 28-Sep-2002
BULGARIA Signature 06-Jun-2000
BULGARIA Ratification 20-Sep-2006 20-Dec-2006
BURKINA FASO Signature 16-Nov-2001
BURKINA FASO Ratification 10-Oct-2005 10-Jan-2005
BURUNDI Signature 13-Nov-2001
CAMBODIA Signature 11-Nov-2001
CAMBODIA Ratification 13-Oct-2010 13-Jan-2011
CAMEROON Accession 07-Jan-2005 07-Apr-2005
CANADA Accession 18-Oct-2002 18-Jan-2003
CAPE VERDE Accession 10-Oct-2011 10-Jan-2012
CHILE Signature 10-Dec-1999
COLOMBIA Signature 10-Dec-1999
COLOMBIA Declaration 23-Jan-2001 23-Apr-2007
COLOMBIA Ratification 23-Jan-2007 23-Apr-2007
CONGO Signature 29-Sep-2008
COSTA RICA Ratification 20-Dec-2001
COSTA RICA Signature 10-Dec-1999
COTE DIVOIRE Accession 20-Jan-2012 20-Apr-2012
CROATIA Signature 05-Jun-2000
CROATIA Ratification 07-Mar-2001 07-Jun-2001
CUBA Signature 17-Mar-2000
CUBA Declaration 17-Mar-2000
CYPRUS Signature 08-Feb-2001
CYPRUS Ratification 26-Apr-2002 26-Jul-2002
CZECH REPUBLIC Signature 10-Dec-1999
CZECH REPUBLIC Ratification 26-Feb-2001 26-May-2001
DENMARK Signature 10-Dec-1999
DENMARK Ratification 31-May-2000
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Ratification 10-Nov-2001
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Signature 14-Mar-2000
ECUADOR Signature 10-Dec-1999
ECUADOR Ratification 05-Feb-2002 05-May-2002
EL SALVADOR Signature 04-Apr-2001
EQUATORIAL GUINEA Accession 16-Oct-2009 16-Jan-2010
Falkland Islands Extension 17-Dec-2004 17-Mar-2005
FINLAND Signature 10-Dec-1999
FINLAND Ratification 29-Dec-2000 29-Mar-2001
FRANCE Signature 10-Dec-1999
FRANCE Ratification 09-Jun-2000
GABON Accession 05-Nov-2004 05-Feb-2004
GEORGIA Accession 01-Aug-2002 01-Nov-2002
GERMANY Signature 10-Dec-1999
GERMANY Ratification 15-Jan-2002 15-Apr-2002
GHANA Signature 24-Feb-2000
GHANA Ratification 03-Feb-2011 03-May-2011
GREECE Signature 10-Dec-1999
GREECE Ratification 24-Jan-2002 24-Apr-2002
GUATEMALA Signature 07-Sep-2000
GUATEMALA Ratification 09-May-2002 09-Aug-2002
GUINEA BISSAU Signature 12-Sep-2000
GUINEA BISSAU Ratification 05-Aug-2009 05-May-2009
HUNGARY Accession 22-Dec-2000 22-Mar-2001
ICELAND Signature 10-Dec-1999
ICELAND Ratification 06-Mar-2001 06-Jun-2001
INDONESIA Signature 28-Feb-2000
IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF Signature 07-Sep-2000
IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF Ratification 07-Sep-2000
Isle Of Man Extension 17-Dec-2004 17-Mar-2005
ITALY Signature 10-Dec-1999
ITALY Ratification 22-Sep-2000
KAZAKHSTAN Signature 06-Sep-2000
KAZAKHSTAN Ratification 24-Nov-2001
KOREA REPUBLIC OF Accession 10-Oct-2006 18-Jan-2007
LESOTHO Signature 06-Sep-2000
LESOTHO Ratification 24-Sep-2004 24-Dec-2004
LIBERIA Signature 22-Sep-2004 01-Jan-1900
LIBYA Accession 18-Jun-2004 18-Sep-2004
LIECHTENSTEIN Signature 10-Dec-1999
LIECHTENSTEIN Ratification 24-Oct-2001 24-Jan-2002
LITHUANIA Signature 08-Sep-2000
LITHUANIA Ratification 05-Aug-2004 05-Nov-2004
LUXEMBOURG Signature 10-Dec-1999
LUXEMBOURG Ratification 01-Jul-2003 01-Oct-2003
MACEDONIA THE FYR OF Signature 03-Apr-2000
MACEDONIA THE FYR OF Ratification 17-Oct-2003 17-Jan-2004
MADAGASCAR Signature 07-Sep-2000
MALAWI Signature 07-Sep-2000
MALDIVES Accession 13-Mar-2006 13-Jun-2006
MALI Accession 05-Dec-2000 05-Jan-2001
MAURITIUS Signature 11-Nov-2001
MAURITIUS Ratification 31-Oct-2008 31-Jan-2009
MEXICO Signature 10-Dec-1999
MEXICO Ratification 15-Mar-2002 15-Jun-2002
MOLDOVA REPUBLIC OF Accession 28-Feb-2006 28-May-2006
MONGOLIA Signature 07-Sep-2000
MONGOLIA Ratification 28-Mar-2002 28-Jun-2002
MOZAMBIQUE Accession 04-Nov-2008 04-Feb-2009
NAMIBIA Signature 19-May-2000
NAMIBIA Ratification 26-May-2000
NEPAL Signature 18-Dec-2001
NEPAL Ratification 15-Jun-2007 15-Sep-2007
NETHERLANDS THE Signature 10-Dec-1999
NETHERLANDS THE Ratification 22-May-2002 22-Aug-2002
NETHERLANDS THE Application 22-May-2002
NEW ZEALAND Signature 07-Sep-2000
NEW ZEALAND Ratification 07-Sep-2000
NEW ZEALAND Not Applicable 07-Sep-2000
NIGERIA Signature 08-Sep-2000
NIGERIA Ratification 22-Nov-2004 22-Feb-2005
NORWAY Signature 10-Dec-1999
NORWAY Ratification 05-Mar-2002 05-Jun-2002
OMAN Accession 07-Feb-2006 09-Mar-2006
OMAN Reservation 07-Feb-2006
PANAMA Signature 09-Jun-2000
PANAMA Ratification 09-May-2001 09-Aug-2001
PARAGUAY Signature 28-Dec-1999
PARAGUAY Ratification 14-May-2001 14-Aug-2001
PERU Signature 22-Dec-2000
PERU Ratification 09-Apr-2001 09-Jul-2001
PHILIPPINES Signature 21-Mar-2000
PHILIPPINES Ratification 12-Nov-2003 12-Feb-2004
POLAND Accession 22-Dec-2003 22-Mar-2004
PORTUGAL Signature 16-Feb-2000
PORTUGAL Ratification 26-Apr-2002 26-Jul-2002
ROMANIA Signature 06-Sep-2000
ROMANIA Ratification 25-Aug-2003 25-Nov-2003
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Signature 08-May-2001
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Ratification 28-Jul-2004 28-Oct-2004
RWANDA Accession 15-Dec-2008 15-Mar-2009
SAN MARINO Accession 15-Sep-2005 15-Dec-2005
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Signature 06-Sep-2000
SENEGAL Signature 10-Dec-1999
SENEGAL Ratification 26-May-2000
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO Accession 31-Jul-2003 31-Oct-2003
SEYCHELLES Signature 22-Jul-2002
SEYCHELLES Ratification 01-Mar-2011 01-Jun-2011
SIERRA LEONE Signature 08-Sep-2000
SLOVAK REPUBLIC Signature 05-Jun-2000
SLOVAK REPUBLIC Ratification 17-Nov-2000 17-Feb-2001
SLOVENIA Signature 10-Dec-1999
SLOVENIA Ratification 23-Sep-2004 23-Dec-2004
SOLOMON ISLANDS Accession 06-May-2002 06-Aug-2002
SOUTH AFRICA Accession 18-Oct-2005 18-Jan-2006
SPAIN Signature 14-Mar-2000
SPAIN Ratification 06-Jul-2001 06-Oct-2001
SRI LANKA Accession 15-Oct-2002 15-Jan-2003
ST KITTS AND NEVIS Accession 20-Jan-2006 20-Apr-2006
SWEDEN Signature 10-Dec-1999
SWEDEN Ratification 24-Apr-2003 24-Jul-2003
SWITZERLAND Signature 15-Feb-2007
SWITZERLAND Ratification 29-Sep-2008 29-Dec-2008
TAJIKISTAN Signature 07-Sep-2000
TANZANIA Accession 12-Jan-2006 12-Apr-2006
THAILAND Signature 14-Jun-2000
THAILAND Ratification 14-Jun-2000
TIMOR-LESTE Accession 16-Apr-2003 16-Jul-2003
TUNISIA Accession 23-Sep-2008 23-Dec-2008
TURKEY Signature 08-Sep-2000
TURKEY Ratification 29-Oct-2002 29-Jan-2003
TURKMENISTAN Accession 20-May-2009 20-Aug-2009
UKRAINE Signature 07-Sep-2000
UKRAINE Ratification 26-Sep-2003 26-Dec-2003
UNITED KINGDOM Accession 17-Dec-2004 17-Mar-2005
URUGUAY Signature 09-May-2000
URUGUAY Ratification 26-Jul-2001 26-Oct-2001
VANUATU Accession 17-May-2007 17-Aug-2007
VENEZUELA Signature 17-Mar-2000
VENEZUELA Ratification 13-May-2002 13-Aug-2002
ZAMBIA Signature 29-Sep-2008

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