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

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