UN conventions with individual complaint mechanisms and number of cases

This table provides an overview of EU Member States’ acceptance of selected UN instruments, including additional protocols and acceptance of additional features such as individual complaints.
EU Member States’ acceptance of selected UN instruments, including additional protocols and acceptance of additional features such as individual complaints
  ICERD ICCPR ICESCR CEDAW CAT CRC ICRMW ICPED CRPD
Year of adoption (into force) 1965 (1969) 1966 (1976) 1966 (1976) 1979 (1981) 1984 (1987) 1989 (1990) 1990 (2003) 2006 (2010) 2006 (2008)
Number of state parties (out of which EU Member States) 176 (28) 167 (28) 161 (28) 187 (28) 154 (28) 193 (28) 47 (0) 41 (7) 139 (25)
Individual complaints provision/instrument [year of adoption (OP)] (into force) – yellow: not yet in force Article 14 (1969) OP [1966] (1976) OP [2008] (2013) OP [1999] (2000) Article 22 (1987) OP [2011] (2014) Article 77 Article 31 (2010) OP [2006] (2008)
Number of states accepting individual complaints (of which EU Member States) 55 (23) 115 (27) 11 (3) 104 (25) 66 (23) 9 (4) 2 (0) 41 (7) 79 (20)
Total number of cases registered since inception (including those newly registered in 2013) 54 (2) 2,326 (95) 1 (1) 64 (17) 579 (45) n/a n/a 1 (1) 18 (9)
Total number of cases where a violation was found since inception (including those adopted in 2013) 14 (1) 834 (48) n/a 13 (0) 79 (4) n/a n/a 0 (0) 3 (2)
Total number of cases since inception where a violation was found related to EU Member States (including those adopted in 2013) 11 (1) 111 (4) n/a 7 (0) 34 (1) n/a n/a 0 (0) 3 (2)

 

Notes:

ICERD - International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 
ICCPR - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
ICESCR - International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CAT - Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
CRC - Convention on the Rights of the Child
ICRMW - International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
ICPED - International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
CRPD - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (since 2010, also the EU is a party)

Information sorted by: year of adoption, year of entry into force, number of state parties, extent of acceptance of individual

Source: Data provided by the UN OHCHRs and extracted from: http://treaties.un.org/Pages/Treaties.aspx?id=4&subid=A&lang=en

The information on this page is up to date as of 1 January 2014.