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CMW (art. 77): To come into effect, the procedure under article 77 on individual communications requires a minimum of 10 State parties to make the requisite declaration.


Ratification Status for United States of America
TreatySignature DateRatification Date, Accession(a), Succession(d) Date
Command item
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United States of America

United States of America

CAT - Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or PunishmentCAT18 Apr 198821 Oct 199421 Oct 199420 Nov 1994  187
United States of America

United States of America

CAT-OP - Optional Protocol of the Convention against Torture

Optional Protocol of the Convention against TortureCAT-OP     187
United States of America

United States of America

CCPR - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsCCPR05 Oct 197708 Jun 199208 Jun 199208 Sep 1992  187
United States of America

United States of America

CCPR-OP2-DP - Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming to the abolition of the death penalty

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming to the abolition of the death penaltyCCPR-OP2-DP     187
United States of America

United States of America

CED - Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced DisappearanceCED     187
United States of America

United States of America

CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against WomenCEDAW17 Jul 1980    187
United States of America

United States of America

CERD - International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial DiscriminationCERD28 Sep 196621 Oct 199421 Oct 199420 Nov 1994  187
United States of America

United States of America

CESCR - International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsCESCR05 Oct 1977    187
United States of America

United States of America

CMW - International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their FamiliesCMW     187
United States of America

United States of America

CRC - Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the ChildCRC16 Feb 1995    187
United States of America

United States of America

CRC-OP-AC - 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 involvement of children in armed conflictCRC-OP-AC05 Jul 200023 Dec 200223 Dec 200223 Jan 2003  187
United States of America

United States of America

CRC-OP-SC - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornographyCRC-OP-SC05 Jul 200023 Dec 200223 Dec 200223 Jan 2003  187
United States of America

United States of America

CRPD - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesCRPD30 Jul 2009    187


Acceptance of individual complaints procedures for United States of America
TreatyAcceptance of individual complaints proceduresDate of acceptance/non acceptance
Command item
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United States of America

United States of America

CAT, Art.22 - Individual complaints procedure under the Convention against Torture

Individual complaints procedure under the Convention against TortureCAT, Art.22N/A 187
United States of America

United States of America

CCPR-OP1 - Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsCCPR-OP1NO 187
United States of America

United States of America

CED, Art.31 - Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced DisappearanceCED, Art.31- 187
United States of America

United States of America

CEDAW-OP - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against WomenCEDAW-OPNO 187
United States of America

United States of America

CERD, Art.14 - Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial DiscriminationCERD, Art.14N/A 187
United States of America

United States of America

CESCR-OP - Optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsCESCR-OPNO 187
United States of America

United States of America

CMW, Art.77 - Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their FamiliesCMW, Art.77- 187
United States of America

United States of America

CRC-OP-IC - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the ChildCRC-OP-ICNO 187
United States of America

United States of America

CRPD-OP - Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesCRPD-OPNO 187


Acceptance of the inquiry procedure for United States of America
TreatyAcceptance of inquiry procedureDate of acceptance/non acceptance
Command item
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United States of America

United States of America

CAT, Art.20 - Inquiry procedure under the Convention against Torture

Inquiry procedure under the Convention against TortureCAT, Art.20YES21 Oct 1994187
United States of America

United States of America

CED, Art.33 - Inquiry procedure under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Inquiry procedure under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced DisappearanceCED, Art.33- 187
United States of America

United States of America

CEDAW-OP, Art. 8-9 - Inquiry procedure under the Optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Inquiry procedure under the Optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against WomenCEDAW-OP, Art. 8-9- 187
United States of America

United States of America

CESCR-OP, Art.11 - Inquiry procedure under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Inquiry procedure under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsCESCR-OP, Art.11- 187
United States of America

United States of America

CRC-OP-IC, Art.13 - Inquiry procedure under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Inquiry procedure under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the ChildCRC-OP-IC, Art.13- 187
United States of America

United States of America

CRPD-OP, Art.6-7 - Inquiry procedure under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Inquiry procedure under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesCRPD-OP, Art.6-7- 187




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