Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
2002
March 31, 2003

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COUNTRY

1 Slavery

2 ILO Convention29

3 ILO Convention 87

4 Genocide

5 ILO Convention 98

6 Prisoners of War

7 Civilians in War

8 Traffic in Persons

9 European HR Conv.

10 Pol. Rights of Women

11 Suppl. Slavery Conv.

12 ILO Convention 105

13 Racial Discrmination

14 Civil and Pol. Rights

15 Econ/Soc/Cul. Rights

16 UN Refugee Convention

17 UN Refugee Protocol

18 American HR Conv.

19 ILO Convention 138

20 Geneva Protocol I

21 Geneva Protocol II

22 Disc. Against Women

23 Torture

24 Rights of the Child

Afghanistan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

Albania *

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Algeria

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Andorra

P

P

P

S

S

P

S

P

Angola

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Antigua & Barbuda

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Argentina

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Armenia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Australia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Austria

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Azerbaijan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Bahamas

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Bahrain

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Bangladesh

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Barbados

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Belarus

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Belgium

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Belize

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Benin

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Bhutan *

P

P

S

P

P

Bolivia

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Bosnia & Herz.

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Botswana

1

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Brazil

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Brunei *

1

P

P

1

P

P

P

Bulgaria

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Burkina Faso

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Burma

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

P

Burundi

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Cambodia

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Cameroon

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Canada

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Cape Verde

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Cen. African Rep.

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Chad

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Chile

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

China

2

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Hong Kong

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Macau to 12-19-99

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Macau from 12-20-99

P

P

P

China

P

(Taiwan only) *

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P =Party S=Signatory * designates a non-ILO member

1 = Based on general declaration concerning treaty obligations prior to independence.

2 = Party to 1926 Convention only

COUNTRY

1 Slavery

2 ILO Convention 29

3 ILO Convention 87

4 Genocide

5 ILO Convention 98

6 Prisoners of War

7 Civilians in War

8 Traffic in Persons

9 European HR Conv.

10 Pol. Rights of Women

11 Suppl. Slavery Conv.

12 ILO Convention 105

13 Racial Discrimination

14 Civil and Pol. Rights

15 Econ/Soc/Cul. Rights

16 UN Refugee Convention

17 UN Refugee Protocol

18 American HR Conv.

19 ILO Convention 138

20 Geneva Protocol I

21 Geneva Protocol II

22 Disc. Against Women

23 Torture

24 Rights of the Child

Colombia

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Comoros

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

S

P

Congo,Dem. Rep. of

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Congo, Republic of

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Cook Islands

P

P

P

P

Costa Rica

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Cote D'Ivoire

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Croatia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Cuba

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Cyprus

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Czech Republic

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Denmark

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Djibouti

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Dominica

P

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Dom Republic

S

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

Ecuador

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Egypt

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

El Salvador

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Equatorial Guinea

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Eritrea

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Estonia

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Ethiopia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Fiji

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Finland

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

France

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Gabon

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Gambia

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

Georgia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Germany

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Ghana

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Greece

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Grenada

1

P

P

1

P

P

P

1

1

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Guatemala

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Guinea

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Guinea-Bissau

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

Guyana

1

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Haiti

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Holy See

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Honduras

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Hungary

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P =Party S=Signatory * designates a non-ILO member

1 = Based on general declaration concerning treaty obligations prior to independence.

2 = Party to 1926 Convention only.

COUNTRY

1 Slavery

2 ILO Convention 29

3 ILO Convention 87

4 Genocide

5 ILO Convention 98

6 Prisoners of War

7 Civilians in War

8 Traffic in Persons

9 European HR Conv.

10 Pol. Rights of Women

11 Suppl. Slavery Conv.

12 ILO Convention 105

13 Racial Discrimination

14 Civil and Pol. Rights

15 Econ/Soc/Cul. Rights

16 UN Refugee Convention

17 UN Refugee Protocol

18 American HR Conv.

19 ILO Convention 138

20 Geneva Protocol I

21 Geneva Protocol II

22 Disc. Against Women

23 Torture

24 Rights of the Child

Iceland

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

India

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

Indonesia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Iran

S

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

Iraq

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Ireland

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Israel

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Italy

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Jamaica

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Japan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Jordan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Kazakhstan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Kenya

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Kiribati *

1

P

P

P

P

P

1

1

P

1

1

1

P

Korea, Dem.Rep. of*

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Korea, Rep. of

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Kuwait

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Kyrgyzstan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Laos

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

P

P

P

Latvia

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Lebanon

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Lesotho

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Liberia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

S

P

P

S

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

Libya

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Liechtenstein *

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Lithuania

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Luxembourg

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Macedonia, F.Y.R.O.

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Madagascar

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

Malawi

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Malaysia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Maldives *

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Mali

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Malta

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Marshall Islands *

P

Mauritania

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Mauritius

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Mexico

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Micronesia *

P

P

P

P

P

P =Party S=Signatory * designates a non-ILO member

1 = Based on general declaration concerning treaty obligations prior to independence.

2 = Party to 1926 Convention only.

COUNTRY

1 Slavery

2 ILO Convention 29

3 ILO Convention 87

4 Genocide

5 ILO Convention 98

6 Prisoners of War

7 Civilians in War

8 Traffic in Persons

9 European HR Conv.

10 Pol. Rights of Women

11 Suppl. Slavery Conv.

12 ILO Convention 105

13 Racial Discrimination

14 Civil and Pol. Rights

15 Econ/Soc/Cul. Rights

16 UN Refugee Convention

17 UN Refugee Protocol

18 American HR Conv.

19 ILO Convention 138

20 Geneva Protocol I

21 Geneva Protocol II

22 Disc. Against Women

23 Torture

24 Rights of the Child

Moldova

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Monaco *

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Mongolia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Morocco

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

P

P

Mozambique

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Namibia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Nauru *

S

S

S

P

Nepal

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Netherlands

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

New Zealand

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Nicaragua

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

Niger

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Nigeria

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Niue

P

Norway

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Oman *

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Pakistan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

P

Palau

P

P

P

P

P

Panama

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Papua New Guinea

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Paraguay

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Peru

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Philippines

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

Poland

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

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Portugal

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Qatar

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Romania

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Russia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Rwanda

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Samoa *

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

San Marino

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

Sao Tome & Principe

P

P

P

P

S

S

S

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

Saudi Arabia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Senegal

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Serbia & Montenegro

P

Seychelles

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Sierra Leone

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Singapore

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P =Party S=Signatory * designates a non-ILO member

1 = Based on general declaration concerning treaty obligations prior to independence.

2 = Party to 1926 Convention only.

COUNTRY

1 Slavery

2 ILO Convention 29

3 ILO Convention 87

4 Genocide

5 ILO Convention 98

6 Prisoners of War

7 Civilians in War

8 Traffic in Persons

9 European HR Conv.

10 Pol. Rights of Women

11 Suppl. Slavery Conv.

12 ILO Convention 105

13 Racial Discrimination

14 Civil and Pol. Rights

15 Econ/Soc/Cul. Rights

16 UN Refugee Convention

17 UN Refugee Protocol

18 American HR Conv.

19 ILO Convention 138

20 Geneva Protocol I

21 Geneva Protocol II

22 Disc. Against Women

23 Torture

24 Rights of the Child

Slovak Republic

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Slovenia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Solomon Islands

P

P

P

P

P

P

1

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

Somalia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

South Africa *

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Spain

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Sri Lanka

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

St.Kitts & Nevis *

1

P

P

P

P

P

1

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

St. Lucia

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

St. Vincent *

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Sudan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

Suriname

2

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Swaziland

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Sweden

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Switzerland

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Syria

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Tajikistan *

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Tanzania

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Thailand

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Togo

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Tonga *

1

P

P

P

1

1

1

P

P

P

P

Trinidad & Tobago

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Tunisia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Turkey

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

Turkmenistan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Tuvalu *

1

P

P

1

1

1

P

P

P

P

Uganda

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Ukraine

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

United Arab Emir.

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

United Kingdom

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

United States

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

S

S

S

S

P

S

Uruguay

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Uzbekistan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Vanuatu *

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

Venezuela

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Vietnam *

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Yemen

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Yugoslavia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Zambia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Zimbabwe

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P =Party S=Signatory * designates a non-ILO member

1 = Based on general declaration concerning treaty obligations prior to independence.

2 = Party to 1926 Convention only.