The 1990 International Convention

On the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

 

Ratifications, as of September 2002

 

 

 

STATUS: State Parties: 19

                          Unratified signatories: 12

 

20 ratifications / accessions are needed for the Convention to ‘enter into force’ and become effective.[1]

 

State

Date of signature

Date of ratification or accession (a)

Azerbaijan

 

11 Jan 1999a

Bangladesh

7 Oct 1998

 

Belize

 

14 Nov 2001a

Bolivia

 

12 Oct 2000a

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

13 Dec 1996a

Burkina Faso

16 Nov 2001

 

Cape Verde

 

16 Sept 1997a

Chile

24 Sept 1993

 

Colombia

 

24 May 1995a

Comoros

22 Sept 2000

 

Ecuador

 

5 Feb 2002a

Egypt

 

19 Feb 1993a

Ghana

7 Sept 2000

8 Sept 2000

Guatemala

7 Sept 2000

 

Guinea

 

8 Sept 2000a

Guinea-Bissau

12 Sept 2000

 

Mexico

22 May 1991

8 Mar 1999

Morocco

15 Aug 1991

21 June 1993

Paraguay

13 Sept 2000

 

Philippines

15 Nov 1993

5 July 1995

Sao Tome and Principe

6 Sept 2000

 

Senegal

 

9 June 1999a

Seychelles

 

15 Dec 1994a

Sierra Leone

15 Sept 2000

 

Sri Lanka

 

11 Mar 1996a

Tajikistan

7 Sept 2000

8 Jan 2002

Togo

15 Nov 2001

 

Turkey

13 Jan 1999

 

Uganda

 

14 Nov 1995a

Uruguay

 

15 Feb 2001a

Signature is a preliminary step to ratification; accession is an “all in one” adoption of the Convention equivalent to ratification in signifying that the Convention standards are incorporated into national law and the country has become a State Party to the Convention.

A status chart, the text of the Convention, and Human Rights Commission resolutions and reports related to migrants rights are available on the website of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, at www.unhchr.ch.

 

Update by Migrants Rights International, 11 February, 2002


 

[1] Note: the Convention, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, was adopted by Resolution 45/1581 of 18 December 1990 at the forty-fifth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Convention is open for signature and ratification or accession by all States in accordance with its article 86.