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Arab ratification of UN human rights conventions

For more about human rights in Arab countries see main page 

For more about the core international human rights treaties see the UNHCR website

 

 

CESCR

CCPR

CERD

CEDAW

CAT

CRC

MWC

Algeria

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

Yes

Yes

Bahrain

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes -

Comoros

-

-

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

-

Djibouti

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Egypt

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Iraq

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

-

Jordan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Kuwait

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Lebanon

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Libya

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mauritania

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Morocco

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oman

-

-

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

-

Qatar

-

-

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

-

Saudi Arabia

- -

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Somalia

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

- -

Sudan

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

-

Yes

-

Syria

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tunisia

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

UAE

- -

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

-

Yemen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

KEY: 
CESCR
: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
CCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
CERD: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CAT: Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
CRC: Convention on the Rights of the Child
MWC: International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Note: CESCR and CCPR are particularly important because, together with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they form the International Bill of Rights. It is notably that several Gulf states Oman , Qatar , Saudi Arabi and the UAE have not signed these.

 
 
 
 


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Last revised on 28 July, 2009