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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, March 2014.
© UN photo/Eskinder Debebe

Ratification status of international and European human rights treaties by Ukraine

United Nations Human Rights Treaties

Signature (S); Ratification (R), Accession (A)

• International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; (S) 7 Sep 1956; (R) 3 Dec 1958
• International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; (S) 20 Mar 1968; (R) 12 Nov 1973
• Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; (A)25 Jul
• 1991Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty; (A)25 Jul 2007
• International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; (S) 7 Mar 1966; (R) 7 Mar 1969
• Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; (S) 27 Feb 1986; (R) 27 Feb 1987
• Slavery Convention; NA
• Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery; (S) 7 Sep 1956; (R) 3 Dec 1958
• Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others; (A) 15 Nov 1954
• UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions ; (R) 10 Mar 2010
• Convention on the Political Rights of Women; (S) 31 Mar 1953; (R) 15 Nov 1954
• Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women; (S) 17 Jul 1980; (R) 12 Mar 1981
• Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women; (S) 7 Sep 2000; (R) 26 Sep 2003
• Convention on the Rights of the Child; (S) 21 Feb 1990; (R) 28 Aug 1991
• Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict; (S) 7 Sep 2000; (R) 11 Jul 2005
• Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography; (S) 7 Sep 2000; (R) 3 Jul 2003
• Convention relating to the Status of Refugees; (A) 10 Jun 2002
• Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees; (A) 4 Apr 2002
• Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons; (A) 25 Mar 2013
• Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity; (S)14 Jan 1969; (R) 19 Jun 1969
• International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families; NA
• International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; (S) 24 Sep 2008; (R) 4 Feb 2010
• Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; (S) 24 Sep 2008; (R) 4 Feb 2010
• International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance; NA

Council of Europe Human Rights Treaties

• The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; (S) 9 Nov 1995; (R) 11 Sep 1997
• European Social Charter; (S) 07May 1999; (R) 21 Dec 2006
• European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; (S) 2 May 1996; (R) 5 May 1997
• Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence; (S) 7 Nov 2011; (R) NA
• Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings; (S) 17 Nov 2005; (R) 29 Nov 2010
• European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers; (S) 2 Mar 2004; (R) 2 Jul 2007
• Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine; (S) 22 Mar 2002; (R) NA
• European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights; (S) 7 May 1999; (R) 21 Dec 2006
• Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse; (S) 14 Nov 2007; (R) 27 Aug 2012
• Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities/European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages; (S) 15 Sep 1995; (R) 26 Jan 1996

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26/11/2014

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