Human rights – what do I need to know?


Treaty Ratified by Australia



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Treaty

Ratified by Australia

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

1949

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

1954

Supplementary Convention on Slavery

1958

Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

1973

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

1973

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty

1990

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

1991

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict

2006

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and pornography

2007

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

2008

Australia is not yet a party to the following human rights treaties:

  • Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment

  • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Australia has also supported a number of Declarations – in particular, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Australia has also recently indicated that it will support the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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