Afghanistan ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 18 September 2012

Afghanist accepted the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 18 September 2012

Afghanistan has signed and ratified:

  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  • CRC - Convention on the Rights of the Child

Afghanistan has not signed, but ratified:

  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict
  • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography

I. CESCR:

Ratification: January 1983 

Disability analysis of documents related to the last review: 
Concluding Observations, State report and other reports, IDA recommendations for Concluding Observations 


Ratification: March 1994 

OPAC: September 2003 

OPSC: September 2002


Disability analysis of documents related to the last review:
  Concluding ObservationsState report and other reports, DA recommendations: List of Issues/Concluding Observations 

II. Special Procedures:

Afghanistan has not extended a standing invitation to Special Procedures
Last Country visits: Afghanistan, Mercenaries, Arbitrary executions, Violence Against Women

IV. UPR:

First Review: 5th Session (May 2009) 
Disability analysis of documents related to the last review: 
UPR Working Group Report State report and other reports 

Second Review: 18th Session (2014)

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