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International | International treaties adherence
 
Sierra Leone has adhered to the core texts of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law. It was one of the first four states to ratify the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. It is also party to the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
   
 
 Treaty List
 
International Humanitarian Law Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Geneva Conventions I, II, III, IV 1949
10.06.65
 
Additional Protocol I 197721.10.86
 
Additional Protocol II 197721.10.86 
Additional Protocol III 2005 --- 
Hague Convention 1954 --- 
Hague Protocol 1954 --- 
Hague Protocol 1999 --- 
ENMOD Convention 1976 --- 
International Human rights Law Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
ICERD 196502.08.67
 
ICCPR 196623.08.96
 
ICCPR - OP1 196623.08.96 
ICCPR - OP2 1989 --- 
ICESCR 196623.08.96 
CEDAW 197921.09.98
 
OP-CEDAW 199908.09.00
 
CAT 198425.04.01
 
OP-CAT 200226.09.03
 
CRC 199018.06.90
 
CRC Optional Protocol Armed Conflict 200015.05.02

Declaration:

"With regard to article 3, paragraph 2, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the participation of Children in Armed Conflict, the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone declares that:

1. The minimum age for voluntary recruitment into the Armed Forces is 18 years;

2. There is no compulsory, forced or coerced recruitment into the National Armed Forces;

3. Recruitment is exclusively on a voluntary basis."

CRC Optional Protocol Sale of Children 200017.09.01
 
ICRMW 1990 ---Signature only on 15.09.00
Disability Rights Convention ---Signature only on 30.03.07
Convention on Enforced Disappearances [not yet in force] ---Signature only on 30.03.07
Weapons Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Geneva Gas Protocol 192520.03.67
 
Biological Weapons Convention 197229.06.76
 
Chemical Weapons Convention 199330.09.04
 
Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons 198030.09.04 
CCW Protocol I 198030.09.04 
CCW Protocol II 1980 --- 
CCW Protocol III 198030.09.04 
CCW Protocol IV 199530.09.04 
CCW Protocol II (amended) 199630.09.04 
CCW Amendment 200130.09.04 
CCW Protocol V 200330.09.04 
Ottawa Treaty 199725.04.01
 
03.12.08 
Refugees Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Refugee Convention 195122.05.81

Declaration upon signature:

"The Government of Sierra Leone wishes to state with regard to article 17 (2) that Sierra Leone does not consider itself bound to grant to refugees the rights stipulated therein.

Further, with regard to article 17 as a whole, the Government of Sierra Leone wishes to state that it considers the article to be a recommendation only and not a binding obligation.

The Government of Sierra Leone wishes to state that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 29, and it reserves the right to impose special taxes on aliens as provided for in the Constitution."
Refugee Protocol 1967 22.05.81 
International criminal law Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Slavery Convention 192613.05.62
 
Genocide Convention 1948 --- 
Convention on Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity 1968 --- 
ICC Rome Statute 199815.09.00
 
Terrorism Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 197926.09.03
 
Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism 199926.09.03 
Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings 199726.09.03 
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