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Tunisia: International treaty status

The following table sets out the status of a range of human rights treaties in Tunisia, as of 15 October 2014:

Ratification accession or succession
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 18 March 1969
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights  29 June 2011
Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the abolition of the death penalty No signature or ratification
International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights 18 March 1969
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights No signature or ratification
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 23 September 1988
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 29 June 2011
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 29 June 2011
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 13 January 1967
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 20 September 1985
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 23 September 2008
Convention on the Rights of the Child 30 January 1992
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict 2 January 2003
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children Child Prostitution and Child Pornography 13 September 2002
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure No signature or ratification
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families No signature or ratification
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2 April 2008
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2 April 2008
Ratification accession or succession
Geneva Convention I for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field 4 May 1957
Geneva Convention II for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea 4 May 1957
Geneva Convention III relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War 4 May 1957
Geneva Convention IV relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War 4 May 1957
Additional Protocol I relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts 9 August 1979
Additional Protocol II relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts 9 August 1979
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court 24 June 2011
Convention against Corruption 23 September 2008
Ratification accession or succession
African Charter on Human and People's Rights 16 March 1983

 

At the Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record in May 2012, Tunisia stated that “[s]ince January 2011, [it] had worked to build a democratic system by taking measures such as … reforming the judiciary”.[1] All UPR recommendations that included reform of the judicial system enjoyed the support of Tunisia, and it considered the stand-alone recommendation to reform “the judicial system to establish an independent judicial power in accordance with international standards, and ensure the existence of the rule of law and justice” to be implemented or in the process of implementation.[2]

 

 

Footnotes    (↵ returns to text)

  1. 1. Human Rights Council, Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Tunisia, UN Doc. A/HRC/21/5 (9 July 2012), para. 8.
  2. 2. Human Rights Council, Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Tunisia, UN Doc. A/HRC/21/5 (9 July 2012), para. 115.1-115.2.
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