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April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"Burkina Faso ratified...the optional Protocol thereto on 26 July 2005" (8).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"In the light of the importance of the respect for and enjoyment of their human rights by all women and girls in the continuing reconciliation and institution-building processes and the return to constitutional order, the Committee recommends that the State party: . . . ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention, as already announced during the universal periodic review (see A/HRC/14/13, para. 72.4)" (page 2-3).
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee further notes that the State party has yet to ratify the Optional Protocol" (4).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee encourages the State party to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention and to accept, as soon as possible, the amendment to article 20 (1) of the Convention concerning the meeting time of the Committee" (page 10).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee encourages the State party to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention and to accept, as soon as possible, the amendment to article 20 (1) of the Convention concerning the meeting time of the Committee" (page 13).
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"Similarly, in November of 2014, ISDEMU again transmitted an official communication to the Legislative Assembly reiterating its request for the ratification of the Optional Protocol of CEDAW (Communication No. 1072-6-2001) with a view to its subsequent entry into force, as part of the normative framework fostering equality and non-discrimination for women in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador recognizes the obstacles faced due to non-ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention and the reservation on article 29 (1) of the Convention, and expresses its firm determination to pursue the process of ratification in order to ensure full application of the Convention and the attainment of equality between women ...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"It also notes that a national discussion has opened regarding the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention, although the State party had already expressed its will to ratify the Optional Protocol during the universal periodic review in 2010" (4). "The Committee encourages the State party to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention and to accept, as soon as possible, the amendment to article 20 (1) of the Convention concerning the meeting time of the Committee" (16).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s accession to the following international instruments: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2012; (b) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2012; (c) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in 2004; (d) International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in 2004; (e) Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, in 2004; (f) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2012; (g) Protocol ...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

“The objectives of the Optional Protocol to the Convention have in fact been achieved in the Kingdom...Accession to the Protocol is being studied in the framework of a review of human rights laws and international instruments” (51).
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"Accession to the Optional Protocol (2000) on CEDAW: The Government of Kenya has committed to acceding to the optional protocol to CEDAW to allow individuals violated to access the CEDAW committee after exhausting domestic remedy. This process is being spearheaded by the Department of Justice under the office of the Attorney General" (8).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"Palestine is currently considering accession to the Optional Protocol to the Convention, but no decision has yet been issued" (5).
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee encourages the State party to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention" (15)
March 9, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"Most relevant to Haiti are the views of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (the CEDAW Committee), which interprets the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW),106 which Haiti has ratified. The CEDAW Committee recognizes that sexual exchange can be either voluntary or involuntary" (23).
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the following international human rights treaties since the last consideration of a State party report in July 2007: (a) Optional Protocol I and Optional Protocol II (aiming at the abolition of the death penalty) to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in 2009; (b) The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol, in 2008; and; (c) The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, in 2010" (2)
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ATC-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-4

"After the restoration of Timor-Leste independence on 20 May 2002, the state of TimorLeste ratified the CEDAW Convention (without reservation) and the Optional Protocol to CEDAW in 2003" (6).
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Optional Protocol to the Convention has not been considered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to date." (34)
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ATC-DATA-4, ATC-DATA-5

"The Government of Rwanda is highly committed to the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment as transpired in the June 2003 National Constitution, the National Gender Policy, the Ratification of CEDAW, the implementation of the Beijing Platform of Action (BPFA), the Vision 2020 and the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS II)" (4)
May 23, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, since its consideration of the previous report (CEDAW/C/ECU/7) in 2008, the State party has ratified the following international instruments: a) Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in 2010; b) Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, in 2010; c) International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2009; d) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2008; e) Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156), of the International Labour Organization, in 2013; f) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 ...more
March 29, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

" The Committee notes the absence of information about court proceedings during which provisions of the Convention were directly invoked or applied, which indicates a continuing lack of awareness among women and among the judiciary and legal professions about the rights of women under the Convention and its Optional Protocol and the Committee’s general recommendations, which have not been translated into Montenegrin. " (3)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: ATC-DATA-4, ATC-DATA-5

"...the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international and regional instruments:...(c) Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in 2012;...(f) Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, in 2005" (2)
Jan. 23, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"Canada (hereinafter referred to as “the State party”) acceded to the Convention on 10 December 1981 and ratified the Optional Protocol on 18 October 2002. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 18 January 2003," (3). "In October 2011, at its 50th session, the Committee decided to discontinue the follow-up procedure on Canada as the State party had failed to provide additional information. It decided to consider the issue of violence against Aboriginal women pursuant to the information submitted under article 8 of the Optional Protocol," (5). "The Committee notes that the extent and nature of violence against Aboriginal women in the State party which, in ...more
Dec. 23, 2015, 9:47 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"We urge the Government to integrate the definitions of discrimination according to CEDAW into the Swedish Constitution and to ensure that CEDAW and the Optional Protocol are made into law" (para 1)
Nov. 26, 2015, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee [Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women] welcomes the ratification by the State party of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on 3 February 2004" (1-2)
Oct. 26, 2015, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee [the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women] notes with satisfaction that in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to a number of international human rights treaties, namely: a) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, on 18 October 2005" (2)
Aug. 25, 2015, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

“The Netherlands also ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on 22 May 2002 (it entered into force on 22 August 2002)” (52)
Aug. 14, 2015, 2:56 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"In addition, Bolivia signed the Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on 10 December 1999 and ratified it on 27 September 2000 (date of deposit) by Act No. 2103 of 20 June 2000" (5)
July 28, 2015, 11:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"In respect of Optional Protocol to CEDAW it is mentioned that the Constitution of India provides for direct access to the Supreme Court and High Courts for redressal of violations of any fundamental right, by any individual or group of individuals" (9). From this excerpt is seems India has not ratified the Optional Protocol to the CEDAW (RNP-CODER COMMENT). "India has ratified both the Optional Protocols of the Convention on the Rights of Child" (9)
July 16, 2015, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"While noting that the State party was the first country to sign and the second country to ratify the Convention, the Committee is concerned that it has still not ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention" (page 10).
June 30, 2015, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Government signed and ratified the protocol [SADC Protocol on Gender and Development] in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The protocol is not yet in force in the SADC Region" (19)
June 16, 2015, 2:42 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"While noting that the State party was the first country to sign and the second country to ratify the Convention, the Committee is concerned that it has still not ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention" (9)