Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lots of Treaty Actions This Week at the United Nations

Spain ratified the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. The protocol will enter into effect when 10 states ratify it.  Spain is the third country to ratify it.  The number of signatories increased to 35 this week with the signatures of Kazakhstan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  The protocol allows the Committee overseeing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to receive complaints from individuals or groups within a State Party concerning alleged violations of the rights defined by the covenant. They include the rights to work, to social security, to education and to adequate standard of living, among other entitlements.

The DRC also signed the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea, and acceded to three other treaties – the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism; and the UN Convention against Corruption.

Zambia signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, whie the Central African Republic (CAR) signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict.

The CAR also signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

Greece, for its part, signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Zambia and Indonesia appended their signatures on the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

Chile’s Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno ratified the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear, which entered in to force in July 2007, on behalf of his country.

Fiji acceded to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

(UN Press Release)

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