Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
2005
March 8, 2006

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Slavery

ILO Convention 29

ILO Convention 87

Genocide

ILO Convention 98

Prisoners of War

Civilians in War

Traffic in Persons

European HR Convention

Political Rights of Women

Supplemental Slavery Conv.

ILO Convention 105

Racial Discrimination

Civil and Political Rights

Econ/Soc/Cultural Rights

UN Refugee Convention

UN Refugee Protocol

American HR Convention

ILO Convention 138

Geneva Protocol I

Geneva Protocol II

CEDAW

Torture

Rights of the Child

ILO Convention 182

Afghanistan

P

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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

P

Algeria

P

P

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

P

Antigua & Barbuda

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

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

P

Armenia

P

P

P

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

P

Azerbaijan

P

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

P

Bahrain

P

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

P

Barbados

P

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

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

P

Belize

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

S

P

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

P

* Bhutan

P

P

S

P

P

Bolivia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Bosnia & Herzegovina

P

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

P

Brazil

P

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

P

Burkina Faso

P

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

P

Cambodia

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

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

P

Canada

P

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

P

Central African Republic

2

P

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

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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

P

China

2

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

China Hong Kong

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

China Macau from 12-20-99

P

P

P

China Macau to 12-19-99

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

* China Taiwan only

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

Colombia

S

P

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

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

Congo,,Democratic Republic

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Congo, Republic

2

P

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

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

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

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

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

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

P

Djibouti

P

P

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

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

P

East Timor

P

P

P

Ecuador

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

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P

P

P

P

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P

P

P

Egypt

P

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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

P

Equatorial Guinea

P

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

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Ethiopia

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

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P

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P

P

P

P

Fiji

P

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

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

P

Gabon

P

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

P

Georgia

P

P

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

P

Ghana

2

P

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

P

Grenada

1

P

P

1

P

P

P

1

1

P

S

P

P

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

P

Guinea

P

P

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

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

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P

P

P

Hungary

P

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P

P

P

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P

P

P

P

P

P

Iceland

P

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

P

Iran

S

P

P

P

P

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

P

Iraq

P

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

P

Israel

P

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

P

Jamaica

P

P

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

P

P

P

Jordan

P

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

S

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

P

* Kiribati

1

P

P

P

P

P

1

1

P

1

1

1

P

P

* Korea, Democratic Rep. of

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

* Korea, Republic of

P

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

P

Kyrgyzstan

P

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

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

P

P

Lesotho

P

P

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

P

P

P

P

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

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

P

Luxembourg

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

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P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Macedonia

2

P

P

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

P

P

P

Malawi

P

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

P

* Maldives

P

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

P

Malta

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

* Marshall Islands

P

P

Mauritania

P

P

P

P

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

P

P

Mexico

P

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

Moldova

P

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

S

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

P

P

Morocco

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

P

P

P

Mozambique

P

P

P

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

P

* Nauru

S

S

S

P

Nepal

P

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

P

New Zealand

P

P

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

P

P

P

Niger

P

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

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

P

* Oman

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Pakistan

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

S

P

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

P

Papua New Guinea

P

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

P

P

Peru

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

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

P

S

P

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

P

P

P

P

Portugal

2

P

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

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

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

P

Rwanda

P

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

P

Sao Tome & Principe

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

S

P

P

P

P

P

S

S

P

P

Saudi Arabia

P

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

P

Serbia & Montenegro

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Seychelles

2

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

1

P

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

P

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

P

Slovenia

P

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

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

P

Sri Lanka

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

* Saint Kitts & Nevis

1

P

P

P

P

P

1

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Saint Lucia

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

* Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

P

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

P

S

P

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

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

P

Switzerland

P

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

P

P

* Tajikistan

P

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

P

Thailand

P

P

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

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

P

Tunisia

P

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

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

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

P

United Arab Emirates

P

P

P

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

P

United States

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

S

S

S

S

P

S

P

Uruguay

S

P

P

P

P

P

P

S

P

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

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

P

* Vietnam

P

P

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

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

P

Zimbabwe

1

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

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= Party
S = Signatory
* = non-ILO member
1 = Based on general declaration concerning treaty obligations prior to independence
2 = Party to 1926 Convention only