UN conventions with individual complaint mechanisms and number of cases

This table provides an overview of UN conventions with individual complaint mechanisms and number of cases.
UN conventions with individual complaint mechanisms and number of cases
  ICERD ICCPR ICESCR CEDAW CAT CRC ICRMW ICPED CRPD
Year of adoption of main instrument 1965 1966 1966 1979 1984 1989 1990 2006 2006
Year main instrument came into force 1969 1976 1976 1981 1987 1990 2003 2010 2008
Number of state parties worldwide to main instrument (number of signatories) 177 (6) 168 (7) 164 (6) 189 (28) 158 (10) 196 (1) 48 (18) 51 (51) 160 (25)
Number of parties to main instrument among the EU Member States (number of signatories) 28 (0) 28 (0) 28 (0) 28 (0) 28 (0) 28 (0) 0 (0) 12 (0) 25 (3)
Individual complaints (provided for in specific provision or separate instrument (OP)) Article 14 OP OP OP Article 22 OP Article 77 Article 31 OP
Year of adoption of individual complaints instrument (where separate from the main instrument)   1966 2008 1999   2011     2006
Year that individual complaints provision/instrument came into force (ICRMW not yet in force) 1969 1976 2013 2000 1987 2014   2010 2008
Number of states accepting individual complaints worldwide (number of signatories where OP) 56 (0) 115 (4) 21 (26) 106 (14) 80 (0) 22 (28) 3 (0) 20 (0) 88 (30)
Number of EU Member States accepting individual complaints  (number of signatories where OP) 23 (0) 27 (0) 8 (0) 25 (0) 23 (0) 9 (8) 0 (0) 9 (0) 21 (4)
Number of cases registered since inception, including those newly registered in 2015 57 2,696 9 97 723 2 n/a 1 34
Number of registered cases in 2015 1 124 9 19 69 1 n/a 0 8
Number of cases where a violation was found since inception, including those adopted in 2015 14 960 0 19 114 0 n/a 0 6
Number of cases where a violation was found in 2015 0 52 0 3 18 0 n/a 0 1
Number of cases since inception where a violation was found, including those adopted in 2015, related to EU Member States 11 222 0 12 111 0 n/a 0 4
Number of cases where a violation was found related to EU Member States in 2015 1 74 0 2 17 0 n/a 0 1

 

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 complaints, number of cases (communications).

n/a = not applicable

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 2016.