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CRPD List of Countries by Signature : Confirmation : Accession : Ratification

Author: Disabled World : Contact: www.disabled-world.com

Published: 2014-09-22 : (Rev. 2020-02-27)

Synopsis and Key Points:

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Tables and information regarding ratified countries by Signature, Confirmation, Accession and Ratification.

The Convention was negotiated during eight sessions of an Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly from 2002 to 2006.

Signing of the treaty creates the obligation to not violate the object and purpose of it, yet State Parties are not bound to uphold the specific obligations of the CRPD until they ratify it.

Main Digest

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the year 2006. The CRPD was officially opened for nations to sign on March 30th of 2007. The Convention, 'entered into force,' meant it became law for nations that ratified it on May 3rd, 2008. America signed the CRPD on July 30th, 2009 - joining more than one-hundred and forty other nations that had already signed the treaty. Signing of the treaty creates the obligation to not violate the object and purpose of it, yet State Parties are not bound to uphold the specific obligations of the CRPD until they ratify it.

The Convention was negotiated during eight (8) sessions of an Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly from 2002 to 2006, making it the fastest negotiated human rights treaty.

"The Convention is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development dimension. It adopts a broad categorization of persons with disabilities and reaffirms that all persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms. It clarifies and qualifies how all categories of rights apply to persons with disabilities and identifies areas where adaptations have to be made for persons with disabilities to effectively exercise their rights and areas where their rights have been violated, and where protection of rights must be reinforced." - (UN)

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NOTE: Both Tables I and II Current as at 26th February. 2020.

Table I: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Current Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Figures:

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Country
ParticipantSignatureFormal Confirmation (c)
Accession (a)
Ratification
Afghanistan N/A 18 Sep 2012 a
Albania 22 Dec 2009 11 Feb 2013
Algeria 30 Mar 2007 4 Dec 2009
Andorra 27 Apr 2007 11 Mar 2014
Angola N/A 19 May 2014 a
Antigua/Barbuda 30 Mar 2007 7 Jan 2016
Argentina 30 Mar 2007 2 Sep 2008
Armenia 30 Mar 2007 22 Sep 2010
Australia 30 Mar 2007 17 Jul 2008
Austria 30 Mar 2007 26 Sep 2008
Azerbaijan 9 Jan 2008 28 Jan 2009
Bahamas 24 Sep 2013 28 Sep 2015
Bahrain 25 Jun 2007 22 Sep 2011
Bangladesh 9 May 2007 30 Nov 2007
Barbados 19 Jul 2007 27 Feb 2013
Belarus 28 Sep 2015 29 Nov 2016
Belgium 30 Mar 2007 2 Jul 2009
Belize 9 May 2011 2 Jun 2011
Benin 8 Feb 2008 5 Jul 2012
Bhutan 21 Sep 2010 N/A
Bolivia 13 Aug 2007 16 Nov 2009
Bosnia/Herzegovina 29 Jul 2009 12 Mar 2010
Brazil 30 Mar 2007 1 Aug 2008
Brunei Darussalam 18 Dec 2007 11 Apr 2016
Bulgaria 27 Sep 2007 22 Mar 2012
Burkina Faso 23 May 2007 23 Jul 2009
Burundi 26 Apr 2007 22 May 2014
Cabo Verde 30 Mar 2007 10 Oct 2011
Cambodia 1 Oct 2007 20 Dec 2012
Cameroon 1 Oct 2008 N/A
Canada 30 Mar 2007 11 Mar 2010
Central African Republic 9 May 2007 11 Oct 2016
Chad 26 Sep 2012 20 Jun 2019
Chile 30 Mar 2007 29 Jul 2008
China 30 Mar 2007 1 Aug 2008
Colombia 30 Mar 2007 10 May 2011
Comoros 26 Sep 2007 16 Jun 2016
Congo 30 Mar 2007 2 Sep 2014
Cook Islands N/A 8 May 2009 a
Costa Rica 30 Mar 2007 1 Oct 2008
Côte d'Ivoire 7 Jun 2007 10 Jan 2014
Croatia 30 Mar 2007 15 Aug 2007
Cuba 26 Apr 2007 6 Sep 2007
Cyprus 30 Mar 2007 27 Jun 2011
Czech Republic 30 Mar 2007 28 Sep 2009
Korea 3 Jul 2013 6 Dec 2016
Congo N/A 30 Sep 2015 a
Denmark 30 Mar 2007 24 Jul 2009
Djibouti N/A 18 Jun 2012 a
Dominica 30 Mar 2007 1 Oct 2012
Dominican Republic 30 Mar 2007 18 Aug 2009
Ecuador 30 Mar 2007 3 Apr 2008
Egypt 4 Apr 2007 14 Apr 2008
El Salvador 30 Mar 2007 14 Dec 2007
Estonia 25 Sep 2007 30 May 2012
Eswatini 25 Sep 2007 24 Sep 2012
Ethiopia 30 Mar 2007 7 Jul 2010
European Union 30 Mar 2007 23 Dec 2010 c
Fiji 2 Jun 2010 7 Jun 2017
Finland 30 Mar 2007 11 May 2016
France 30 Mar 2007 18 Feb 2010
Gabon 30 Mar 2007 1 Oct 2007
Gambia N/A 6 Jul 2015 a
Georgia 10 Jul 2009 13 Mar 2014
Germany 30 Mar 2007 24 Feb 2009
Ghana 30 Mar 2007 31 Jul 2012
Greece 30 Mar 2007 31 May 2012
Grenada 12 Jul 2010 27 Aug 2014
Guatemala 30 Mar 2007 7 Apr 2009
Guinea 16 May 2007 8 Feb 2008
Guinea-Bissau 24 Sep 2013 24 Sep 2014
Guyana 11 Apr 2007 10 Sep 2014
Haiti N/A 23 Jul 2009 a
Honduras 30 Mar 2007 14 Apr 2008
Hungary 30 Mar 2007 20 Jul 2007
Iceland 30 Mar 2007 23 Sep 2016
India 30 Mar 2007 1 Oct 2007
Indonesia 30 Mar 2007 30 Nov 2011
Iran
N/A 23 Oct 2009 a
Iraq N/A 20 Mar 2013 a
Ireland 30 Mar 2007 20 Mar 2018
Israel 30 Mar 2007 28 Sep 2012
Italy 30 Mar 2007 15 May 2009
Jamaica 30 Mar 2007 30 Mar 2007
Japan 28 Sep 2007 20 Jan 2014
Jordan 30 Mar 2007 31 Mar 2008
Kazakhstan 11 Dec 2008 21 Apr 2015
Kenya 30 Mar 2007 19 May 2008
Kiribati N/A 27 Sep 2013 a
Kuwait N/A 22 Aug 2013 a
Kyrgyzstan 21 Sep 2011 16 May 2019
Lao 15 Jan 2008 25 Sep 2009
Latvia 18 Jul 2008 1 Mar 2010
Lebanon 14 Jun 2007 N/A
Lesotho N/A 2 Dec 2008 a
Liberia 30 Mar 2007 26 Jul 2012
Libya 1 May 2008 13 Feb 2018
Lithuania 30 Mar 2007 18 Aug 2010
Luxembourg 30 Mar 2007 26 Sep 2011
Madagascar 25 Sep 2007 12 Jun 2015
Malawi 27 Sep 2007 27 Aug 2009
Malaysia 8 Apr 2008 19 Jul 2010
Maldives 2 Oct 2007 5 Apr 2010
Mali 15 May 2007 7 Apr 2008
Malta 30 Mar 2007 10 Oct 2012
Marshall Islands N/A 17 Mar 2015 a
Mauritania N/A 3 Apr 2012 a
Mauritius 25 Sep 2007 8 Jan 2010
Mexico 30 Mar 2007 17 Dec 2007
Micronesia 23 Sep 2011 7 Dec 2016
Monaco 23 Sep 2009 19 Sep 2017
Mongolia N/A 13 May 2009 a
Montenegro 27 Sep 2007 2 Nov 2009
Morocco 30 Mar 2007 8 Apr 2009
Mozambique 30 Mar 2007 30 Jan 2012
Myanmar N/A 7 Dec 2011 a
Namibia 25 Apr 2007 4 Dec 2007
Nauru N/A 27 Jun 2012 a
Nepal 3 Jan 2008 7 May 2010
Netherlands 30 Mar 2007 14 Jun 2016
New Zealand 30 Mar 2007 25 Sep 2008
Nicaragua 30 Mar 2007 7 Dec 2007
Niger 30 Mar 2007 24 Jun 2008
Nigeria 30 Mar 2007 24 Sep 2010
North Macedonia 30 Mar 2007 29 Dec 2011
Norway 30 Mar 2007 3 Jun 2013
Oman 17 Mar 2008 6 Jan 2009
Pakistan 25 Sep 2008 5 Jul 2011
Palau 20 Sep 2011 11 Jun 2013
Panama 30 Mar 2007 7 Aug 2007
Papua New Guinea 2 Jun 2011 26 Sep 2013
Paraguay 30 Mar 2007 3 Sep 2008
Peru 30 Mar 2007 30 Jan 2008
Philippines 25 Sep 2007 15 Apr 2008
Poland 30 Mar 2007 25 Sep 2012
Portugal 30 Mar 2007 23 Sep 2009
Qatar 9 Jul 2007 13 May 2008
Republic of Korea 30 Mar 2007 11 Dec 2008
Republic of Moldova 30 Mar 2007 21 Sep 2010
Romania 26 Sep 2007 31 Jan 2011
Russian Federation 24 Sep 2008 25 Sep 2012
Rwanda N/A 15 Dec 2008 a
Samoa 24 Sep 2014 2 Dec 2016
San Marino 30 Mar 2007 22 Feb 2008
Sao Tome/Principe N/A 5 Nov 2015 a
Saudi Arabia N/A 24 Jun 2008 a
Senegal 25 Apr 2007 7 Sep 2010
Serbia 17 Dec 2007 31 Jul 2009
Seychelles 30 Mar 2007 2 Oct 2009
Sierra Leone 30 Mar 2007 4 Oct 2010
Singapore 30 Nov 2012 18 Jul 2013
Slovakia 26 Sep 2007 26 May 2010
Slovenia 30 Mar 2007 24 Apr 2008
Solomon Islands 23 Sep 2008 N/A
Somalia 2 Oct 2018 6 Aug 2019
South Africa 30 Mar 2007 30 Nov 2007
Spain 30 Mar 2007 3 Dec 2007
Sri Lanka 30 Mar 2007 8 Feb 2016
St. Kitts/Nevis 27 Sep 2019 17 Oct 2019
St. Lucia 22 Sep 2011 N/A
St. Vincent/Grenadines N/A 29 Oct 2010 a
State of Palestine N/A 2 Apr 2014 a
Sudan 30 Mar 2007 24 Apr 2009
Suriname 30 Mar 2007 29 Mar 2017
Sweden 30 Mar 2007 15 Dec 2008
Switzerland N/A 15 Apr 2014 a
Syrian Arab Republic 30 Mar 2007 10 Jul 2009
Tajikistan 22 Mar 2018 N/A
Thailand 30 Mar 2007 29 Jul 2008
Togo 23 Sep 2008 1 Mar 2011
Tonga 15 Nov 2007 N/A
Trinidad/Tobago 27 Sep 2007 25 Jun 2015
Tunisia 30 Mar 2007 2 Apr 2008
Turkey 30 Mar 2007 28 Sep 2009
Turkmenistan N/A 4 Sep 2008 a
Tuvalu N/A 18 Dec 2013 a
Uganda 30 Mar 2007 25 Sep 2008
Ukraine 24 Sep 2008 4 Feb 2010
United Arab Emirates 8 Feb 2008 19 Mar 2010
U.K./Northern Ireland 30 Mar 2007 8 Jun 2009
Tanzania 30 Mar 2007 10 Nov 2009
U.S.A. 30 Jul 2009 N/A
Uruguay 3 Apr 2007 11 Feb 2009
Uzbekistan 27 Feb 2009 N/A
Vanuatu 17 May 2007 23 Oct 2008
Venezuela N/A 24 Sep 2013 a
Viet Nam 22 Oct 2007 5 Feb 2015
Yemen 30 Mar 2007 26 Mar 2009
Zambia 9 May 2008 1 Feb 2010
Zimbabwe N/A 23 Sep 2013 a

Table II - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Current Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Figures:

The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a side-agreement to the Convention allowing parties to recognize the competence of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to consider complaints from individuals. The Optional Protocol entered into force along with the Convention on 3 May 2008.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Country
ParticipantSignatureFormal confirmation(c)
Accession(a)
Ratification
Afghanistan N/A 18 Sep 2012 a
Algeria 30 Mar 2007 N/A
Andorra 27 Apr 2007 11 Mar 2014
Angola N/A 19 May 2014 a
Antigua/Barbuda 30 Mar 2007 N/A
Argentina 30 Mar 2007 2 Sep 2008
Armenia 30 Mar 2007 N/A
Australia N/A 21 Aug 2009 a
Austria 30 Mar 2007 26 Sep 2008
Azerbaijan 9 Jan 2008 28 Jan 2009
Bangladesh N/A 12 May 2008 a
Belgium 30 Mar 2007 2 Jul 2009
Benin 8 Feb 2008 5 Jul 2012
Bolivia 13 Aug 2007 16 Nov 2009
Bosnia/Herzegovina 29 Jul 2009 12 Mar 2010
Brazil 30 Mar 2007 1 Aug 2008
Bulgaria 18 Dec 2008 N/A
Burkina Faso 23 May 2007 23 Jul 2009
Burundi 26 Apr 2007 22 May 2014
Cambodia 1 Oct 2007 N/A
Cameroon 1 Oct 2008 N/A
Canada N/A 3 Dec 2018 a
Central African Republic 9 May 2007 11 Oct 2016
Chad 26 Sep 2012 N/A
Chile 30 Mar 2007 29 Jul 2008
Congo 30 Mar 2007 2 Sep 2014
Cook Islands N/A 8 May 2009 a
Costa Rica 30 Mar 2007 1 Oct 2008
Côte d'Ivoire 7 Jun 2007 N/A
Croatia 30 Mar 2007 15 Aug 2007
Cyprus 30 Mar 2007 27 Jun 2011
Czech Republic 30 Mar 2007 N/A
Congo N/A 30 Sep 2015 a
Denmark N/A 23 Sep 2014 a
Djibouti N/A 18 Jun 2012 a
Dominica N/A 1 Oct 2012 a
Dominican Republic 30 Mar 2007 18 Aug 2009
Ecuador 30 Mar 2007 3 Apr 2008
El Salvador 30 Mar 2007 14 Dec 2007
Estonia N/A 30 May 2012 a
Eswatini 25 Sep 2007 24 Sep 2012
Fiji 2 Jun 2010 N/A
Finland 30 Mar 2007 11 May 2016
France 23 Sep 2008 18 Feb 2010
Gabon 25 Sep 2007 26 Jun 2014
Gambia N/A 6 Jul 2015 a
Georgia 10 Jul 2009 N/A
Germany 30 Mar 2007 24 Feb 2009
Ghana 30 Mar 2007 31 Jul 2012
Greece 27 Sep 2010 31 May 2012
Guatemala 30 Mar 2007 7 Apr 2009
Guinea 31 Aug 2007 8 Feb 2008
Guinea-Bissau 24 Sep 2013 22 Oct 2018
Haiti N/A 23 Jul 2009 a
Honduras 23 Aug 2007 16 Aug 2010
Hungary 30 Mar 2007 20 Jul 2007
Iceland 30 Mar 2007 N/A
Italy 30 Mar 2007 15 May 2009
Jamaica 30 Mar 2007 N/A
Jordan 30 Mar 2007 N/A
Kazakhstan 11 Dec 2008 N/A
Latvia 22 Jan 2010 31 Aug 2010
Lebanon 14 Jun 2007 N/A
Liberia 30 Mar 2007 N/A
Lithuania 30 Mar 2007 18 Aug 2010
Luxembourg 30 Mar 2007 26 Sep 2011
Madagascar 25 Sep 2007 N/A
Mali 15 May 2007 7 Apr 2008
Malta 30 Mar 2007 10 Oct 2012
Mauritania N/A 3 Apr 2012 a
Mauritius 25 Sep 2007 N/A
Mexico 30 Mar 2007 17 Dec 2007
Monaco 27 Jun 2019 27 Jun 2019
Mongolia N/A 13 May 2009 a
Montenegro 27 Sep 2007 2 Nov 2009
Morocco N/A 8 Apr 2009 a
Mozambique N/A 30 Jan 2012 a
Namibia 25 Apr 2007 4 Dec 2007
Nepal 3 Jan 2008 7 May 2010
New Zealand N/A 4 Oct 2016 a
Nicaragua 21 Oct 2008 2 Feb 2010
Niger 2 Aug 2007 24 Jun 2008
Nigeria 30 Mar 2007 24 Sep 2010
North Macedonia 29 Jul 2009 29 Dec 2011
Palau N/A 11 Jun 2013 a
Panama 30 Mar 2007 7 Aug 2007
Paraguay 30 Mar 2007 3 Sep 2008
Peru 30 Mar 2007 30 Jan 2008
Portugal 30 Mar 2007 23 Sep 2009
Qatar 9 Jul 2007 N/A
Republic of Moldova 27 Sep 2018 N/A
Romania 25 Sep 2008 N/A
Rwanda N/A 15 Dec 2008 a
San Marino 30 Mar 2007 22 Feb 2008
Saudi Arabia N/A 24 Jun 2008 a
Senegal 25 Apr 2007 N/A
Serbia 17 Dec 2007 31 Jul 2009
Seychelles 30 Mar 2007 N/A
Sierra Leone 30 Mar 2007 N/A
Slovakia 26 Sep 2007 26 May 2010
Slovenia 30 Mar 2007 24 Apr 2008
Solomon Islands 24 Sep 2009 N/A
South Africa 30 Mar 2007 30 Nov 2007
Spain 30 Mar 2007 3 Dec 2007
St. Vincent/Grenadines N/A 29 Oct 2010 a
State of Palestine N/A 10 Apr 2019 a
Sudan N/A 24 Apr 2009 a
Sweden 30 Mar 2007 15 Dec 2008
Syrian Arab Republic N/A 10 Jul 2009 a
Thailand N/A 2 Sep 2016 a
Togo 23 Sep 2008 1 Mar 2011
Tunisia 30 Mar 2007 2 Apr 2008
Turkey 28 Sep 2009 26 Mar 2015
Turkmenistan N/A 10 Nov 2010 a
Uganda 30 Mar 2007 25 Sep 2008
Ukraine 24 Sep 2008 4 Feb 2010
United Arab Emirates 12 Feb 2008 N/A
U.K. - Northern Ireland 26 Feb 2009 7 Aug 2009
Tanzania 29 Sep 2008 10 Nov 2009
Uruguay N/A 28 Oct 2011 a
Venezuela N/A 24 Sep 2013 a
Yemen 11 Apr 2007 26 Mar 2009
Zambia 29 Sep 2008 N/A
Zimbabwe N/A 23 Sep 2013 a

* Signatories include countries or regional integration organizations that have signed the Convention and its Optional Protocol.

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