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Reporting status for South Africa
 TreatySignature DateRatification Date, Accession(a), Succession(d) Date
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CAT - Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

CATConvention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment29 Jan 199310 Dec 199809 Jan 1999  10 Dec 1998
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
ExpandII
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
List of issues prior to reporting (LoIPR)CAT/C/ZAF/Q/2    View document       E S  R      ZAFCAT/C/ZAF/Q/2  25True
State party report under LoIPR 30 Jun 2009/Initially due in 2009                     ZAFINT/CAT/RUL/ZAF/307 200945False
ExpandI37 (2006)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's reportCAT/C/52/Add.308 Jan 200028 Jun 200525 Aug 2006 View document       E S  R      ZAFCAT/C/52/Add.3  29True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsAmnesty International    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_ZAF_37_10357_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CAT/NGO/ZAF/37/10357  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsGlobal Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children     View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_ZAF_37_10356_E.doc     ZAFINT/CAT/NGO/ZAF/37/10356  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsOMCT    View document E           INT_CAT_NGO_ZAF_37_10358_E.doc     ZAFINT/CAT/NGO/ZAF/37/10358  14True
Concluding observationsCAT/C/ZAF/CO/1 07 Dec 200607 Dec 2006 View document       E S  R      ZAFCAT/C/ZAF/CO/1  5True
Follow-up issuesConcluding observations CAT/C/ZAF/CO/1, paras. 15, 16, 21, 23, 27 & 28  24 Nov 2006  View document                   ZAFINT/CAT/FUI/ZAF/14107http://uhri.in.ohchr.org/search/results?countries=9fbb6858-5fb4-4b28-9ad4-d133724cdf1c&bodies=c33cacab-3cce-4f17-85e7-d1498db6b1aa&endpublicationyear=2007&rights=5d486a2b-dc2d-409a-b882-49eb256e38c5&BodyFilter=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&AnnotationTypeFilter=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&CountryFilter=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&resultsOrder=Date 117True
Follow-up State party's reportPending24 Nov 2007                     ZAFINT/CAT/FCO/ZAF/14108  46False
Follow-up letter sent to the State partyReminder 25 Apr 2008  View document E           INT_CAT_FUR_ZAF_12358_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CAT/FUR/ZAF/12358  114True
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.750                      ZAFCAT/C/SR.750  31False
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.736 11 Jan 200711 Jan 2007 View document            R      ZAFCAT/C/SR.736  31True
Summary recordsCAT/C/SR.739 22 Nov 200622 Nov 2006 View document       E S  R      ZAFCAT/C/SR.739  31True
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CAT-OP - Optional Protocol of the Convention against Torture

CAT-OPOptional Protocol of the Convention against Torture20 Sep 2006    
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
 N/A
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CCPR - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

CCPRInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights03 Oct 199410 Dec 199810 Mar 1999  10 Dec 1998
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
ExpandI
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's report 10 Mar 2000                     ZAFINT/CCPR/INR/ZAF/6321  29False
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CCPR-OP2-DP - Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming to the abolition of the death penalty

CCPR-OP2-DPSecond Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming to the abolition of the death penalty 28 Aug 2002 (a)28 Nov 200228 Aug 2002  
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
 N/A
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CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

CEDAWConvention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women29 Jan 199315 Dec 199514 Jan 1996  15 Dec 1995
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
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Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's report 01 Feb 2015                     ZAFINT/CEDAW/INR/ZAF/6009  29False
ExpandII-IV48 (2011)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's reportCEDAW/C/ZAF/2-414 Jan 200902 Jul 200924 Mar 2010 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/ZAF/2-4  29True
List of issuesCEDAW/C/ZAF/Q/4  02 Sep 2010 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/ZAF/Q/4  18True
Reply to List of IssuesCEDAW/C/ZAF/Q/4/Add.1  10 Jan 2011 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/ZAF/Q/4/Add.1  22True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsAmnesty International    View document E           INT_CEDAW_NGO_ZAF_48_10361_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/NGO/ZAF/48/10361  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsCentre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation , People Opposing Women Abuse and Western Cape Network on Violence Against Women    View document E           INT_CEDAW_NGO_ZAF_48_10362_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/NGO/ZAF/48/10362  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsCommission for Gender Equality    View document E           INT_CEDAW_NGO_ZAF_48_10367_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/NGO/ZAF/48/10367  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsGlobal Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children     View document E           INT_CEDAW_NGO_ZAF_48_10366_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/NGO/ZAF/48/10366  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsInternational Disability Alliance (IDA)    View document E           INT_CEDAW_NGO_ZAF_48_10359_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/NGO/ZAF/48/10359  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsInternational Disability Alliance (IDA)    View document E           INT_CEDAW_NGO_ZAF_48_10360_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/NGO/ZAF/48/10360  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsMasimanyane Women’s Support Centre and a National CEDAW Task Team    View document E           INT_CEDAW_NGO_ZAF_48_10363_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/NGO/ZAF/48/10363  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsNational Council of Women of South Africa    View document E           INT_CEDAW_NGO_ZAF_48_10368_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/NGO/ZAF/48/10368  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsPeople Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), the AIDS Legal Network (ALN) on behalf of the One in Nine Campaign and the Coalition for African Lesbians (CAL)    View document E           INT_CEDAW_NGO_ZAF_48_10364_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/NGO/ZAF/48/10364  14True
Info from Civil Society OrganizationsWomen's Legal Centre    View document E           INT_CEDAW_NGO_ZAF_48_10365_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/NGO/ZAF/48/10365  14True
Info from UN AgenciesCEDAW/C/48/3/ADD.1  05 Jan 2011 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/48/3/ADD.1  24True
List of delegation/participants     View document E           INT_CEDAW_LOP_ZAF_48_10586_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/LOP/ZAF/48/10586  107True
Concluding observationsCEDAW/C/ZAF/CO/4  05 Apr 2011 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/ZAF/CO/4  5True
Follow-up State party's report 04 Feb 2013                     ZAFINT/CEDAW/FCO/ZAF/15002  46False
Follow-up letter sent to the State partyFirst reminder    View document E           INT_CEDAW_FUL_ZAF_15061_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/FUL/ZAF/15061  114True
Follow-up letter sent to the State partySecond reminder  08 Apr 2014 View document E           INT_CEDAW_FUL_ZAF_16988_E.pdf     ZAFINT/CEDAW/FUL/ZAF/16988  114True
Summary recordsCEDAW/C/SR.967  04 Feb 2011 View document       E           ZAFCEDAW/C/SR.967  31True
Summary recordsCEDAW/C/SR.968  11 Feb 2011 View document       E           ZAFCEDAW/C/SR.968  31True
ExpandI19 (1998)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's reportCEDAW/C/ZAF/114 Jan 199705 Feb 199825 Feb 1998 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/ZAF/1  29True
Info from UN AgenciesCEDAW/C/1998/II/3/Add.4/Part.1 05 Jun 199805 Jun 1998 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/1998/II/3/Add.4/Part.1  24True
Concluding observationsA/53/38/REV.1(SUPP)•A/53/38/REV.1 paras. 100-137 10 Jul 1998                    ZAFA/53/38/REV.1(SUPP)•A/53/38/REV.1  5False
Concluding observationsA/53/38/Rev.1(SUPP) paras. 100-137  01 Jan 1998 View document       E SACR      ZAFA/53/38/Rev.1(SUPP)  5True
Summary recordsCEDAW/C/SR.390  29 Jun 1998 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/SR.390  31True
Summary recordsCEDAW/C/SR.388 24 Jun 199824 Jun 1998 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/SR.388  31True
Summary recordsCEDAW/C/SR.393 01 Jul 199801 Jul 1998 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/SR.393  31True
Summary recordsCEDAW/C/SR.387 24 Jun 199824 Jun 1998 View document       E SACR      ZAFCEDAW/C/SR.387  31True
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CERD - International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

CERDInternational Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination03 Oct 199410 Dec 199809 Jan 1999  10 Dec 1998
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
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Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's report 09 Jan 2010                     ZAFINT/CERD/INR/ZAF/6572  29False
ExpandI-III69 (2006)
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's reportCERD/C/461/Add.309 Jan 200002 Dec 200419 May 2005 View document       E S  R      ZAFCERD/C/461/Add.3  29True
Concluding observationsCERD/C/ZAF/CO/3 25 Oct 200619 Oct 2006 View document       E S  R      ZAFCERD/C/ZAF/CO/3  5True
Summary recordsCERD/C/SR.1782                      ZAFCERD/C/SR.1782  31False
Summary recordsCERD/C/SR.1766 16 Aug 200616 Aug 2006 View document       E S  R      ZAFCERD/C/SR.1766  31True
Summary recordsCERD/C/SR.1767 11 Aug 200611 Aug 2006 View document       E    R      ZAFCERD/C/SR.1767  31True
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CESCR - International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

CESCRInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights03 Oct 1994    
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
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CRC - Convention on the Rights of the Child

CRCConvention on the Rights of the Child29 Jan 199316 Jun 199516 Jul 1995  16 Jun 1995
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
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Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's report 15 Jul 2002                     ZAFINT/CRC/INR/ZAF/6729  29False
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Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's reportCRC/C/51/Add.215 Jul 199704 Dec 199722 May 1998 View document       E           ZAFCRC/C/51/Add.2  29True
List of issuesCRC/C/Q/SAFR/1 18 Oct 1999  View document       E           ZAFCRC/C/Q/SAFR/1  18True
Concluding observationsCRC/C/15/Add.122 23 Feb 200022 Feb 2000 View document       E S         ZAFCRC/C/15/Add.122  5True
Summary recordsCRC/C/SR.609 01 Feb 200001 Feb 2000 View document       E S         ZAFCRC/C/SR.609  31True
Summary recordsCRC/C/SR.610 08 Aug 200219 May 2000 View document       E S         ZAFCRC/C/SR.610  31True
Summary recordsCRC/C/SR.611 16 May 200202 Feb 2000 View document       E S         ZAFCRC/C/SR.611  31True
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CRC-OP-AC - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict

CRC-OP-ACOptional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict08 Feb 200224 Sep 200924 Oct 2009  24 Sep 2009
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
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Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's report 25 Oct 2011                     ZAFINT/CRC-OP-AC/INR/ZAF/6798  29False
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CRC-OP-SC - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography

CRC-OP-SCOptional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography 30 Jun 2003 (a)30 Jul 200330 Jun 2003  
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
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Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's report 30 Jul 2005                     ZAFINT/CRC-OP-SC/INR/ZAF/6873  29False
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CRPD - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

CRPDConvention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities30 Mar 200730 Nov 200703 May 2008  30 Nov 2007
 
 Reporting CycleSession (Year)
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Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
State party's report 03 Jun 2010                     ZAFINT/CRPD/INR/ZAF/7020  29False


Acceptance of individual complaints procedures for South Africa
 TreatySignature DateRatification Date, Accession(a), Succession(d) DateDate of acceptance/non acceptance
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CAT, Art.22 - Individual complaints procedure under the Convention against Torture

CAT, Art.22Individual complaints procedure under the Convention against Torture     10 Dec 1998
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
N/A
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CCPR-OP1 - Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

CCPR-OP1Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 28 Aug 2002 (a)28 Nov 200228 Aug 2002  
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
JurisprudenceCCPR/C/100/D/1818/2008    View document       E SACR      ZAFCCPR/C/100/D/1818/2008 True
JurisprudenceCCPR/C/91/D/1474/2006    View document       E S         ZAFCCPR/C/91/D/1474/2006 True
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CEDAW-OP - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

CEDAW-OPOptional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 18 Oct 2005 (a)18 Jan 200618 Oct 2005  
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
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CERD, Art.14 - Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

CERD, Art.14Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination     10 Dec 1998
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
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CRPD-OP - Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

CRPD-OPOptional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities30 Mar 200730 Nov 200703 May 2008  30 Nov 2007
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
N/A


Acceptance of the inquiry procedure for South Africa
 TreatyAcceptance of inquiry procedureDate of acceptance/non acceptance
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CAT, Art.20 - Inquiry procedure under the Convention against Torture

CAT, Art.20Inquiry procedure under the Convention against TortureYES10 Dec 1998
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
N/A
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CEDAW-OP, Art. 8-9 - Inquiry procedure under the Optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

CEDAW-OP, Art. 8-9Inquiry procedure under the Optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against WomenYES18 Oct 2005
 
Document typeSymbol/TitleDue dateSubmitted datePublication DateDownload
N/A
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CRPD-OP, Art.6-7 - Inquiry procedure under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

CRPD-OP, Art.6-7Inquiry procedure under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesYES30 Nov 2007
 
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