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2 Chart of Australian Treaty Ratifications
as of May 2012

Abbreviation Name of treaty Date Ratified by Australia
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 13 August 1980
ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1966 10 December 1975
ICERD International Covenant on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 1965 30 September 1975
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women 1979 28 July 1983
CAT Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 1984 8 August 1989
CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 17 December 1990
CRPD Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities 2006 17 July 2008
DRIP Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007 Declarations are not ratified. Adopted by the General Assembly on 17 September 2007. Supported by the Australian Government on
3 April 2009.