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Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Treaty data

Treaty number
000176
Date of conclusion
10-12-1984
Place of conclusion
New York
Provisional application
Entry into force
26-06-1987
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
1985, 69
1989, 20
1990, 5
1993, 42
1995, 91
Parliamentary paper
19617
Approval act
1988, 477
Consolidated text
0002507

Comment

The Convention was in force for the Netherlands Antilles from 20-01-1989 until 10-10-2010.

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Provisional application Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands
(in Europe)
20-01-1989
Netherlands
(Bonaire)
10-10-2010
Netherlands
(Sint Eustatius)
10-10-2010
Netherlands
(Saba)
10-10-2010
Aruba 20-01-1989
Curaçao 10-10-2010
Sint Maarten 10-10-2010

Parties

Parties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature Provisional application Ratification

S=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification
R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification
A=Accession
Su=Succession
NK=Not Known

Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Afghanistan 04-02-1985 01-04-1987 (R) 26-06-1987
Albania 11-05-1994 (A) 10-06-1994
Algeria 26-11-1985 12-09-1989 (R) 12-10-1989
Andorra 05-08-2002 22-09-2006 (R) 22-10-2006
Angola 24-09-2013 02-10-2019 (R) 01-11-2019
Antigua and Barbuda 19-07-1993 (A) 18-08-1993
Argentina 04-02-1985 24-09-1986 (R) 26-06-1987
Armenia 13-09-1993 (A) 13-10-1993
Australia 10-12-1985 08-08-1989 (R) 07-09-1989
Austria 14-03-1985 29-07-1987 (R) 28-08-1987
Azerbaijan 16-08-1996 (A) 15-09-1996
Bahamas 16-12-2008 31-05-2018 (R) 30-06-2018
Bahrain 06-03-1998 (A) 05-04-1998
Bangladesh 05-10-1998 (A) 04-11-1998
Belarus 19-12-1985 13-03-1987 (R) 26-06-1987
Belgium 04-02-1985 25-06-1999 (R) 25-07-1999
Belize 17-03-1986 (A) 26-06-1987
Benin 12-03-1992 (A) 11-04-1992
Bolivia 04-02-1985 12-04-1999 (R) 12-05-1999
Bosnia and Herzegovina 01-09-1993 (Su) 06-03-1992
Botswana 08-09-2000 08-09-2000 (R) 08-10-2000
Brazil 23-09-1985 28-09-1989 (R) 28-10-1989
Brunei 22-09-2015
Bulgaria 10-06-1986 16-12-1986 (R) 26-06-1987
Burkina Faso 04-01-1999 (A) 03-02-1999
Burundi 18-02-1993 (A) 20-03-1993
Cambodia 15-10-1992 (A) 14-11-1992
Cameroon 19-12-1986 (A) 26-06-1987
Canada 23-08-1985 24-06-1987 (R) 24-07-1987
Cape Verde 04-06-1992 (A) 04-07-1992
Central African Republic 11-10-2016 (A) 10-11-2016
Chad 09-06-1995 (A) 09-07-1995
Chile 23-09-1987 30-09-1988 (R) 30-10-1988
China 12-12-1986 04-10-1988 (R) 03-11-1988
Colombia 10-04-1985 08-12-1987 (R) 07-01-1988
Comoros 22-09-2000 25-05-2017 (R) 24-06-2017
Costa Rica 04-02-1985 11-11-1993 (R) 11-12-1993
Côte d'Ivoire 18-12-1995 (A) 17-01-1996
Croatia 12-10-1992 (Su) 08-10-1991
Cuba 27-01-1986 17-05-1995 (R) 16-06-1995
Cyprus 09-10-1985 18-07-1991 (R) 17-08-1991
Czech Republic 22-02-1993 (Su) 01-01-1993
Czechoslovakia (<01-01-1993) 08-09-1986 07-07-1988 (R) 06-08-1988
Democratic Republic of the Congo 18-03-1996 (A) 17-04-1996
Denmark 04-02-1985 27-05-1987 (R) 26-06-1987
Djibouti 05-11-2002 (A) 05-12-2002
Dominican Republic 04-02-1985 24-01-2012 (R) 23-02-2012
Ecuador 04-02-1985 30-03-1988 (R) 29-04-1988
Egypt 25-06-1986 (A) 26-06-1987
El Salvador 17-06-1996 (A) 17-07-1996
Equatorial Guinea 08-10-2002 (A) 07-11-2002
Eritrea 25-09-2014 (A) 25-10-2014
Estonia 21-10-1991 (A) 20-11-1991
Eswatini 26-03-2004 (A) 25-04-2004
Ethiopia 14-03-1994 (A) 13-04-1994
Fiji 01-03-2016 14-03-2016 (R) 13-04-2016
Finland 04-02-1985 30-08-1989 (R) 29-09-1989
France 04-02-1985 18-02-1986 (R) 26-06-1987
Gabon 21-01-1986 08-09-2000 (R) 08-10-2000
Gambia, The 23-10-1985 28-09-2018 (R) 28-10-2018
Georgia 26-10-1994 (A) 25-11-1994
Germany 13-10-1986 01-10-1990 (R) 31-10-1991
Ghana 07-09-2000 07-09-2000 (R) 07-10-2000
Greece 04-02-1985 06-10-1988 (R) 05-11-1988
Grenada 26-09-2019 (A) 26-10-2019
Guatemala 05-01-1990 (A) 04-02-1990
Guinea 30-05-1986 10-10-1989 (R) 09-11-1989
Guinea-Bissau 12-09-2000 24-09-2013 (R) 24-10-2013
Guyana 25-01-1988 19-05-1988 (R) 18-06-1988
Haïti 16-08-2013
Holy See 26-06-2002 (A) 26-07-2002
Honduras 05-12-1996 (A) 04-01-1997
Hungary 28-11-1986 15-04-1987 (R) 26-06-1987
Iceland 04-02-1985 23-10-1996 (R) 22-11-1996
India 14-10-1997
Indonesia 23-10-1985 28-10-1998 (R) 27-11-1998
Iraq 07-07-2011 (A) 06-08-2011
Ireland 28-09-1992 11-04-2002 (R) 11-05-2002
Israel 22-10-1986 03-10-1991 (R) 02-11-1991
Italy 04-02-1985 12-01-1989 (R) 11-02-1989
Japan 29-06-1999 (A) 29-07-1999
Jordan 13-11-1991 (A) 13-12-1991
Kazakhstan 26-08-1998 (A) 25-09-1998
Kenya 21-02-1997 (A) 23-03-1997
Kiribati 22-07-2019 (A) 21-08-2019
Kuwait 08-03-1996 (A) 07-04-1996
Kyrgyzstan 05-09-1997 (A) 05-10-1997
Laos 21-09-2010 26-09-2012 (R) 26-10-2012
Latvia 14-04-1992 (A) 14-05-1992
Lebanon 05-10-2000 (A) 04-11-2000
Lesotho 12-11-2001 (A) 12-12-2001
Liberia 22-09-2004 (A) 22-10-2004
Libya 16-05-1989 (A) 15-06-1989
Liechtenstein 27-06-1985 02-11-1990 (R) 02-12-1990
Lithuania 01-02-1996 (A) 02-03-1996
Luxembourg 22-02-1985 29-09-1987 (R) 29-10-1987
Madagascar 01-10-2001 13-12-2005 (R) 12-01-2006
Malawi 11-06-1996 (A) 11-07-1996
Maldives 20-04-2004 (A) 20-05-2004
Mali 26-02-1999 (A) 28-03-1999
Malta 13-09-1990 (A) 13-10-1990
Marshall Islands 12-03-2018 (A) 11-04-2018
Mauritania 17-11-2004 (A) 17-12-2004
Mauritius 09-12-1992 (A) 08-01-1993
Mexico 18-03-1985 23-01-1986 (R) 26-06-1987
Moldova 28-11-1995 (A) 28-12-1995
Monaco 06-12-1991 (A) 05-01-1992
Mongolia 24-01-2002 (A) 23-02-2002
Montenegro 23-10-2006 (Su) 03-06-2006
Morocco 08-01-1986 21-06-1993 (R) 21-07-1993
Mozambique 14-09-1999 (A) 14-10-1999
Namibia 28-11-1994 (A) 28-12-1994
Nauru 12-11-2001 26-09-2012 (R) 26-10-2012
Nepal 14-05-1991 (A) 13-06-1991
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 04-02-1985 21-12-1988 (R) 20-01-1989
New Zealand 14-01-1986 10-12-1989 (R) 09-01-1990
Nicaragua 15-04-1985 05-07-2005 (R) 04-08-2005
Niger 05-10-1998 (A) 04-11-1998
Nigeria 28-07-1988 28-06-2001 (R) 28-07-2001
North Macedonia 12-12-1994 (Su) 17-11-1991
Norway 04-02-1985 09-07-1986 (R) 26-06-1987
Pakistan 17-04-2008 23-06-2010 (R) 23-07-2010
Palau 20-09-2011
Palestine 02-04-2014 (A) 02-05-2014
Panama 22-02-1985 24-08-1987 (R) 23-09-1987
Paraguay 23-10-1989 12-03-1990 (R) 11-04-1990
Peru 29-05-1985 07-07-1988 (R) 06-08-1988
Philippines 18-06-1986 (A) 26-06-1987
Poland 13-01-1986 26-07-1989 (R) 25-08-1989
Portugal 04-02-1985 09-02-1989 (R) 11-03-1989
Qatar 11-01-2000 (A) 10-02-2000
Republic of Korea, the 09-01-1995 (A) 08-02-1995
Republic of the Congo 30-07-2003 (A) 29-08-2003
Romania 18-12-1990 (A) 17-01-1991
Russian Federation 12-10-1985 03-03-1987 (R) 26-06-1987
Rwanda 15-12-2008 (A) 14-01-2009
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 01-08-2001 (A) 31-08-2001
Samoa 28-03-2019 (A) 27-04-2019
San Marino 18-09-2002 27-11-2006 (R) 27-12-2006
São Tomé e Principe 06-09-2000 10-01-2017 (R) 09-02-2017
Saudi Arabia 23-09-1997 (A) 23-10-1997
Senegal 04-02-1985 21-08-1986 (R) 26-06-1987
Serbia 12-03-2001 (Su) 27-04-1992
Seychelles 05-05-1992 (A) 04-06-1992
Sierra Leone 18-03-1985 25-04-2001 (R) 25-05-2001
Slovakia 28-05-1993 (Su) 01-01-1993
Slovenia 16-07-1993 (A) 15-08-1993
Somalia 24-01-1990 (A) 23-02-1990
South Africa 29-01-1993 10-12-1998 (R) 09-01-1999
South Sudan 30-04-2015 (A) 30-05-2015
Spain 04-02-1985 21-10-1987 (R) 20-11-1987
Sri Lanka 03-01-1994 (A) 02-02-1994
Sudan 04-06-1986
Sweden 04-02-1985 08-01-1986 (R) 26-06-1987
Switzerland 04-02-1985 02-12-1986 (R) 26-06-1987
Syria 19-08-2004 (A) 18-09-2004
Tajikistan 11-01-1995 (A) 10-02-1995
Thailand 02-10-2007 (A) 01-11-2007
Timor-Leste 16-04-2003 (A) 16-05-2003
Togo 25-03-1987 18-11-1987 (R) 18-12-1987
Tunisia 26-08-1987 23-09-1988 (R) 23-10-1988
Turkey 25-01-1988 02-08-1988 (R) 01-09-1988
Turkmenistan 25-06-1999 (A) 25-07-1999
Uganda 03-11-1986 (A) 26-06-1987
Ukraine 27-02-1986 24-02-1987 (R) 26-06-1987
United Arab Emirates 19-07-2012 (A) 18-08-2012
United Kingdom 15-03-1985 08-12-1988 (R) 07-01-1989
United States of America 18-04-1988 21-10-1994 (R) 20-11-1994
Uruguay 04-02-1985 24-10-1986 (R) 26-06-1987
Uzbekistan 28-09-1995 (A) 28-10-1995
Vanuatu 12-07-2011 (A) 11-08-2011
Venezuela 15-02-1985 29-07-1991 (R) 28-08-1991
Vietnam 07-11-2013 05-02-2015 (R) 07-03-2015
Yemen 05-11-1991 (A) 05-12-1991
Yugoslavia (< 25-06-1991) 18-04-1989 10-09-1991 (R) 10-10-1991
Zambia 07-10-1998 (A) 06-11-1998

Extensions

China

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Hong Kong SAR 01-07-1997
Macao SAR 20-12-1999

Denmark

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Faroes 26-06-1987
Greenland 26-06-1987

Portugal

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Macao (<20-12-1999) 15-06-1999 20-12-1999

United Kingdom

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Anguilla 07-01-1989
Bermuda 09-12-1992
British Virgin Islands 07-01-1989
Cayman Islands 07-01-1989
Ducie and Oeno Islands 07-01-1989
Falkland Islands 07-01-1989
Gibraltar 07-01-1989
Guernsey 09-12-1992
Henderson Island 07-01-1989
Hong Kong (< 01-07-1997) 09-12-1992 01-07-1997
Jersey 09-12-1992
Man, Isle of 09-12-1992
Montserrat 07-01-1989
Pitcairn Islands 07-01-1989
Saint-Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 07-01-1989
Turks and Caicos Islands 07-01-1989

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