Australia signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 18 December 2011 and ratified it on 8 January 2007

Australia has signed and ratified:

  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict

Australia has ratified, but not signed:

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

Australia has signed, but not ratified:

  • Optional Protocol of the Convention against Torture

For more information: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx

I. CAT:
Ratification: August 1989 OP: Signed in May 2009 

II. CCPR:
Ratification: August 1980  
OP2: October 1990 
Disability analysis of reports related to the last review: Concluding Observations       

III. CEDAW:
Ratification: July 1983 OP: December 2008 
Disability analysis of reports related to the last review: 
Concluding Observations    
State report and other reports    
IDA recommendations for Concluding Observations 

IV. CESCR:
Ratification: December 1975 
Disability analysis of reports related to the last review: 
Concluding Observations    
State report and other reports  

V. CRPD:
Ratification: July 2008 OP: August 2009 
State Report
Last Country Visits: Foreign Debt, Indigenous People, Right to HealthAdequate HousingArbitrary Detention, Racism

VI. UPR:
Disability analysis of reports related to the last review: 
UPR Working Group Report and other reports    
IDA Recommendations

VII. Women with Disabilities Australia: 
report and summary   
Australian Civil Society Parallel Report Group  
Others

VIII. Adoption Concluding Observations:
Sep 2013   
Concluding Observations

IX. Adoption List of Issues:
List of Issues

X. Country Report:
SR