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CHAPTER IV
HUMAN RIGHTS
11 .d Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure
New York, 19 December 2011
Entry into force
:
14 April 2014, in accordance with article 19(1) which reads as follows: "The present Protocol shall enter into force three months after the deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification or accession.".
Status :
Signatories : 45. Parties : 10
Text :
A/RES/66/138
Note :
The above Protocol, which was adopted at the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations by resolution 66/138 of 19 December 2011, opened for signature in Geneva, Switzerland, on 28 February 2012 and remains open for signature thereafter at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Participant
Signature
Accession(a), Ratification
Albania
24 Sep 2012
29 May 2013
Andorra
26 Sep 2012
 
Argentina
25 Jul 2012
 
Austria
28 Feb 2012
 
Belgium
28 Feb 2012
 
Benin
24 Sep 2013
 
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
   2 Apr 2013 a
Brazil
28 Feb 2012
 
Cabo Verde
24 Sep 2012
 
Chile
28 Feb 2012
 
Costa Rica
28 Feb 2012
14 Jan 2014
Côte d'Ivoire
24 Sep 2013
 
Croatia
27 Dec 2013
 
Cyprus
27 Jul 2012
 
Ecuador
24 Apr 2013
 
El Salvador
25 Jul 2013
 
Finland
28 Feb 2012
 
Gabon
  25 Sep 2012 a
Germany
28 Feb 2012
28 Feb 2013
Ghana
24 Sep 2013
 
Guinea-Bissau
24 Sep 2013
 
Italy
28 Feb 2012
 
Liechtenstein
24 Sep 2012
 
Luxembourg
28 Feb 2012
 
Madagascar
24 Sep 2012
 
Maldives
28 Feb 2012
 
Mali
28 Feb 2012
 
Malta
18 Apr 2012
 
Mauritius
13 Aug 2012
 
Mongolia
 4 Oct 2013
 
Montenegro
28 Feb 2012
24 Sep 2013
Morocco
28 Feb 2012
 
Paraguay
26 Sep 2012
 
Peru
28 Feb 2012
 
Poland
30 Sep 2013
 
Portugal
28 Feb 2012
24 Sep 2013
Romania
13 Jun 2012
 
Senegal
 1 Oct 2012
 
Serbia
28 Feb 2012
 
Seychelles
24 Sep 2013
 
Slovakia
28 Feb 2012
 3 Dec 2013
Slovenia
28 Feb 2012
 
Spain
28 Feb 2012
 3 Jun 2013
Thailand
25 Sep 2012
25 Sep 2012
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
23 May 2012
 
Turkey
24 Sep 2012
 
Uruguay
28 Feb 2012
 
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, acceptance, accession or succession.)
Albania

Declaration:
       “According to article 12, first paragraph of the Optional Protocol, the Republic of Albania hereby declares it accepts the competence of the committee to receive and examine the communications in which a State party claims that another State party does not meet its obligations under the instruments referred to in this paragraph [to] which the State is a party.”

Belgium
       Upon Signature
       Declaration:
       “This signature engages also the French Community, the Flemish Community, the German-speaking Community, the Walloon Region, the Flemish Region and the Brussels-Capital Region.”
Germany

Declaration:
       “The Federal Republic of Germany recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications pursuant to Article 12(1) of the Optional Protocol.”

Portugal
       “The Portuguese Republic declares that it recognizes the competence of the Committee on the Rights of the Child in accordance and for the purposes of article twelve of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure, adopted in New York, on the nineteenth of December of two thousand and eleven.”
Slovakia

Declaration:
       “The Slovak Republic recognizes the competence of the Committee on the Rights of the Child to receive and consider communications pursuant to Article 12 (1) of the Optional Protocol.”

Turkey

Declaration:
       The Republic of Turkey declares with regard to the competence of the Committee on the Rights of the Child as provided for by the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure, that the reservations and declarations it made to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in armed conflict and to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography fully retain their validity.