Overview

6. Membership in International Conventions

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This dimension is of direct relevance to criterion six in the EU Common Position. It checks the degree to which a country has ratified a number of select international conventions concerning humanitarian international law, arms control, terrorism and trans-national organized crime. For every country examined, the website provides updated information on whether all together 29 international conventions and treaties have been ratified or not. If a country is classified as ‘critical’ sufficient ratification of international treaties is clearly lacking. If a country is classifies as ‘possibly critical’ the ratification record is at least problematic.

Indicators

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, 1971 No
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents, 197 No
International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages, 1983 No
Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, 1987 No
Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection, 1998 No
International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, 2001 No
International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, 2002 No
International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, 2007 No
United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 2003 No
Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 2003 No
Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 2004 No
Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 2005 No
Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare (Geneva Protocol), 1928 No
Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water (Partial Test Ban Treaty), 1963 No
Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (Outer Space Treaty), 1967 No
Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Non-Proliferation Treaty), 1970 No
Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Seabed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil thereof (Seabed Treaty), 1972 No
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention), 1975 No
Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, 1978 No
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects, 1983 No
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, 1996 No
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention), 1997 No
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, 1999 No
Convention on Cluster Munitions, 2010 No
Arms Trade Treaty, 2014 No
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 1951 No
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts, 1977 No
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts, 1977 No
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 2002 No

Sources

  • United Nations Treaty Collection

    The United Nations Treaty Collection records and publishes treaties and other international agreements pursuant to Article 102 of the United Nations Charter.

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  • UNODA Disarmament Treaties Database

    Since 1978, the United Nations has been publishing the status of multilateral Arms Regulation and Disarmament Agreements, presenting data on signatories, partied of relevant agreements and the texts of the agreements themselves.

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