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Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Treaty Type:  Multilateral

Place Of Signature:  New York

Date Of Signature:  18-Dec-2002



Publication Records

  • PRO 85/151/0: 0
  • Treaty Series 021/2006: Cm6913
  • Miscellaneous Series 016/2003: Cm5957

Participant Status

CountryAction Action DateEffective Date
DT Isle Of Man Extension 24-Feb-2014
ALBANIA Accession 01-Oct-2003 01-Jan-1900
ALBANIA Signature 08-Dec-2004 01-Jan-1900
ARGENTINA Signature 30-Apr-2003
ARGENTINA Ratification 15-Nov-2004 01-Jan-1900
ARMENIA Accession 14-Sep-2006 14-Oct-2006
AUSTRALIA Signature 19-May-2009
AUSTRIA Signature 25-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
AUSTRIA Ratification 04-Dec-2012 03-Jan-2012
AZERBAIJAN Signature 15-Sep-2005
AZERBAIJAN Ratification 28-Jan-2009 27-Feb-2009
BELGIUM Signature 24-Oct-2005
BENIN Signature 24-Feb-2005 01-Jan-1900
BENIN Ratification 20-Sep-2006 20-Oct-2006
BOLIVIA Signature 22-May-2006
BOLIVIA Ratification 23-May-2006
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Signature 07-Dec-2007 07-Dec-2007
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Ratification 24-Oct-2008 23-Nov-2008
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Declaration 16-Mar-2011
BRAZIL Signature 13-Oct-2003 01-Jan-1900
BRAZIL Ratification 12-Jan-2007 11-Feb-2007
BULGARIA Signature 22-Sep-2010
BULGARIA Ratification 01-Jun-2011 01-Jul-2011
BURKINA FASO Signature 21-Sep-2005
BURKINA FASO Ratification 07-Jul-2010 06-Aug-2010
CAMBODIA Signature 14-Sep-2005
CAMBODIA Ratification 30-Mar-2007 29-Apr-2007
CAPE VERDE Signature 26-Sep-2011 26-Sep-2011
CHAD Signature 26-Sep-2012
CHILE Signature 06-Jun-2005
CHILE Ratification 12-Dec-2008 11-Jan-2009
CONGO Signature 29-Sep-2008 29-Sep-2008
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF Accession 23-Sep-2010 23-Oct-2010
COSTA RICA Signature 04-Feb-2003
COSTA RICA Ratification 01-Dec-2005
CROATIA Signature 23-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
CROATIA Ratification 25-Apr-2005
CYPRUS Signature 26-Jul-2004 01-Jan-1900
CYPRUS Ratification 29-Apr-2009 29-May-2009
CZECH REPUBLIC Signature 13-Sep-2004 01-Jan-1900
DENMARK Signature 26-Jun-2003
DENMARK Notification 25-Jun-2004 01-Jan-1900
DENMARK Ratification 25-Jun-2004 01-Jan-1900
DENMARK Withdrawal dec. 29-Aug-2005
ECUADOR Signature 24-May-2007 24-May-2007
ECUADOR Ratification 20-Jul-2010 19-Aug-2010
ESTONIA Signature 21-Sep-2004 01-Jan-1900
ESTONIA Ratification 18-Dec-2006 17-Jan-2007
FINLAND Signature 23-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
FRANCE Signature 16-Sep-2005
FRANCE Ratification 11-Nov-2008 11-Dec-2008
FRANCE Declaration 11-Nov-2008 11-Dec-2008
GABON Signature 15-Dec-2004 01-Jan-1900
GABON Ratification 22-Sep-2010 22-Oct-2010
GEORGIA Accession 09-Aug-2005
GERMANY F R Signature 20-Sep-2006
GHANA Signature 06-Nov-2006
GREECE Signature 03-Mar-2011 03-Mar-2011
GUATEMALA Signature 25-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
GUATEMALA Ratification 09-Jun-2008 09-Jul-2008
GUINEA Signature 16-Sep-2005
HONDURAS Ratification 23-May-2006
HUNGARY Accession 12-Jan-2012 11-Feb-2012
HUNGARY Declaration 07-Feb-2012
ICELAND Signature 24-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
IRELAND Signature 02-Oct-2007 02-Oct-2007
ITALY Signature 20-Aug-2003 01-Jan-1900
KAZAKHSTAN Signature 25-Sep-2007
KAZAKHSTAN Ratification 22-Oct-2008 21-Nov-2008
KAZAKHSTAN Declaration 08-Feb-2010
KAZAKHSTAN Declaration 22-May-2010 22-May-2010
KYRGYZSTAN Accession 29-Dec-2008 28-Jan-2009
LEBANON Accession 22-Dec-2008 21-Jan-2008
LIBERIA Signature 22-Sep-2004 01-Jan-1900
LIECHTENSTEIN Signature 24-Jun-2005
LIECHTENSTEIN Ratification 03-Nov-2006 03-Dec-2006
LUXEMBOURG Signature 13-Jan-2005 01-Jan-1900
LUXEMBOURG Ratification 19-May-2010 18-Jun-2010
MACEDONIA THE FYR OF Signature 01-Sep-2006
MACEDONIA THE FYR OF Notification 13-Feb-2009 13-Feb-2009
MADAGASCAR Signature 24-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
MALDIVES Signature 14-Sep-2005
MALDIVES Ratification 15-Feb-2006
MALI Signature 19-Jan-2004 01-Jan-1900
MALI Ratification 12-May-2005
MALTA Ratification 24-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
MALTA Signature 24-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
MAURITANIA Signature 27-Sep-2011
MAURITANIA Ratification 03-Oct-2012 02-Nov-2012
MAURITIUS Accession 21-Jun-2005
MEXICO Signature 23-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
MEXICO Ratification 11-Apr-2005
MOLDOVA REPUBLIC OF Signature 16-Sep-2005
MOLDOVA REPUBLIC OF Ratification 24-Jul-2006 23-Aug-2006
MONTENEGRO Sucn to Sig 23-Oct-2006 03-Jun-2006
MONTENEGRO Ratification 06-Mar-2009 05-Apr-2009
MONTENEGRO Declaration 06-Mar-2009 05-Apr-2009
NAURU Accession 24-Jan-2013 23-Feb-2013
NETHERLANDS THE Signature 03-Jun-2005
NETHERLANDS THE Ratification 28-Sep-2010 28-Oct-2010
NEW ZEALAND Signature 23-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
NEW ZEALAND Ratification 14-Mar-2007 13-Apr-2007
NEW ZEALAND Declaration 14-Mar-2007
NICARAGUA Signature 14-Mar-2007
NICARAGUA Ratification 25-Feb-2009 27-Mar-2009
NIGERIA Accession 27-Jul-2009 26-Aug-2009
NORWAY Signature 24-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
PAKISTAN Ratification 05-Jul-2011 04-Aug-2011
PANAMA Signed 22-Sep-2010
PANAMA Ratification 02-Jun-2011 02-Jul-2011
PARAGUAY Adherence 22-Sep-2004 01-Jan-1900
PERU Accession 14-Sep-2006 14-Oct-2006
PHILIPPINES Accession 17-Apr-2012 17-May-2012
PHILIPPINES Declaration 17-Apr-2012 17-May-2012
POLAND Ratification 14-Sep-2005
PORTUGAL Signature 15-Feb-2006
PORTUGAL Ratification 15-Jan-2013 14-Feb-2013
ROMANIA Signature 24-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
ROMANIA Ratification 02-Jul-2009 01-Aug-2009
ROMANIA Declaration 02-Jul-2009 01-Aug-2009
SENEGAL Signature 04-Feb-2003
SENEGAL Ratification 18-Oct-2006 17-Nov-2006
SERBIA Ratification 26-Sep-2006 26-Oct-2006
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO Signature 25-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
SIERRA LEONE Signature 26-Sep-2003 01-Jan-1900
SLOVENIA Accession 23-Jan-2007 22-Feb-2007
SLOVENIA Notification 23-Jan-2007 22-Feb-2007
SOUTH AFRICA Signature 20-Sep-2006
SPAIN Signature 13-Apr-2005
SPAIN Ratification 04-Apr-2006
SWEDEN Signature 26-Jun-2003
SWEDEN Ratification 14-Sep-2005
SWITZERLAND Signature 25-Jun-2004 01-Jan-1900
SWITZERLAND Ratification 24-Sep-2009 24-Oct-2009
TIMOR-LESTE Signature 16-Sep-2005
TOGO Signature 15-Sep-2005
TOGO Ratification 20-Jul-2010 19-Aug-2010
TUNISIA Accession 29-Jun-2011 29-Jul-2011
TURKEY Signature 14-Sep-2005
TURKEY Ratification 27-Sep-2011 27-Oct-2011
UKRAINE Signature 23-Sep-2005
UKRAINE Ratification 19-Sep-2006 19-Oct-2006
UNITED KINGDOM Signature 26-Jun-2003
UNITED KINGDOM Ratification 10-Dec-2003 22-Jun-2006
URUGUAY Signature 12-Jan-2004 01-Jan-1900
URUGUAY Ratification 08-Dec-2005
VENEZUELA Signature 01-Jul-2011 01-Jul-2011
ZAMBIA Signature 27-Sep-2010

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