Who Has Signed What

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Below we list a selection of significant human rights and refugee conventions and treaties, with details of which countries have signed and ratified them. An asterisk* denotes signatory but not ratifying party. The signatories listed are those in the Arab world but also include five major five major non-Arabic Islamic countries, namely Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey.

Geneva Conventions 1949

www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/36570penDocument (Conv. I); www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/3707OpenDocument (Conv. II); www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/37570penDocument (Conv. Ill); www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/3807OpenDocument (Conv. IV)

Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees 1951

www2 .ohchr.org/en glish/la w/r efuge es.htm

Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen

Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons 1954

www2.ohchr.org/en glish/la w/sta tele ss.htm

Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, (of only 80 countries that signed the convention)

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness 1961

www.unhcr.org/3bbb286d8.html

Libya, Tunisia

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 1965

www2 .ohchr.org/en glish/la w/cerd .htm

Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1966

www2 .ohchr.org/en glish/la w/ce scr.htm

Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Comoros*, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966

www2.ohchr.org/en glish/law/ccpr.htm

Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Comoros*, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966

www2 .ohchr.org/en glish/la w/ccpr-on e.htm

Algeria, Djibouti, Libya, Somalia, Tunisia, Turkey

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 1979

www2 .ohchr.org/en glish/la w/ce daw. …