Treaties Status

ITEM No.Name of TREATY TabledCOUNT of TREATYDate TABLEDReferred to WHICH
Standing Committee
Referred to WHICH
Ministry
Written Response Received OnCommittee Report TabledComments

TREATIES—2015

1United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT)110–2–2015Foreign Affairs and DefenceMinistry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 16 March 2015 as—The treaty was approved by Parliament on 16 March 2015.
“Report on the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT)”“The motion passes if it is supported by a majority ............., the Speaker must give written notice to the President of that fact.”
PP 22 of 2015Refer to SO130(5) published on 13 January 2015
2Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, 1999 ( Montreal Convention)110–2–2015Foreign Affairs and DefenceMinistry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 18 March 2015 as—The treaty was approved by Parliament on 18 March 2015
“Report on the Convention on the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (The Montreal Convention)” PP 21 of 2015
31. International Mobile Satellite Organisation 1976;86–7–2015Foreign Affairs and DefenceMinistry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 24 August 2015 as—The treaties were approved by Parliament on 24 August 2015 except Items 6 and 7 (Been dropped from the Order Paper for 24 August 2015)
2. International Convention on Salvage 1989;“Report on the Ratification of IMO Conventions” PP 48 of 2015
3. International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments 2004;
4. International Convention for the Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001;
5. International Convention on the Control of Antifouling Systems on Ships 2001;
6. Protocol Preparedness Response and Cooperation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances;
7. Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic 1965; and
8. International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78)

TREATIES—2016

1The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.125–04–2016Foreign Affairs and DefenceOffice of the Solicitor-General and Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 1 June 2016 as—The treaty was approved by Parliament on 22 March 2017 and published as Gazette on 24 March 2017
“Report on the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”“.................... the Speaker must provide notification in the Gazette that the treaty has been approved by Parliament”
PP 62 of 2016Refer to SO130(5) published on 19 February 2016
2Hague Convention on the Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children12–6–2016Foreign Affairs and DefenceOffice of the Solicitor-General and Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 27 September 2016 as—The treaty was approved by Parliament on 23 March 2017 and published as Gazette on 24 March 2017
“Report on the Hague Convention on the Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (‘1996 Convention’)” PP 77 of 2016
3Pursuant to SO130 the Hon. AG Moved that the Foreign Affairs and Defence review the following treaties—326–9–2016Foreign Affairs and DefenceOffice of the Solicitor-General and Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 7 February 2017 as—The treaties and the convention was approved by Parliament on 9 February 2017 and published as Gazette on 17 February 2017
1. World Trade Organization Facilitation Agreement;“1. Report on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) – Facilitation Agreement; PP 5 of 2017
2. Protocol Amending the World Trade Organisation Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement; and2. Report on the Protocol Amending the WTO Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)Agreement; and PP 6 of 2017
3. United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 2005.3. The Report on the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 2005” PP 7 of 2017

TREATIES—2017

1United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods19–2–2017Foreign Affairs and DefenceOffice of the Solicitor-General and Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 21 March 2017 as—The treaty was approved by Parliament on 23 March 2017 and published as Gazette on 24 March 2017
“The Report on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods”
PP 54 of 2017
21. United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UN CTOC) and its Supplementing Protocols—123–3–2017Foreign Affairs and DefenceOffice of the Solicitor-General and Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 25 April 2017 as—The treaty was approved by Parliament on 26 April 2017 and published as Gazette on 27 April 2017
(i) Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children“Report on the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime and the Protocols thereto:
(ii) Protocol against the smuggling of migrants by land, sea and air; and(i) Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children, (‘Trafficking in Persons Protocol’);
(iii) Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components, and ammunition(ii) Protocol against the smuggling of migrants by land, sea and air, (‘Smuggling of Migrants Protocol’); and
(iii) Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition (‘Trafficking in Firearms Protocol’).” PP 65 of 2017
3Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting127-4-2017Foreign Affairs and DefenceOffice of the Solicitor-General and Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 23 May 2017 as—The treaty was approved by Parliament on 24 May 2017 and published as Gazette on 30 May 2017
“Report on the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting” PP 82 of 2017
4Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change123–5–2017Foreign Affairs and DefenceOffice of the Solicitor-General and Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 11 July 2017 as—The treaty was approved by Parliament on 14 July 2017 and published as Gazette on 17 July 2017
“Report on the review of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change”
PP 88 of 2017
5Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – Articles of Agreement123–5–2017Foreign Affairs and DefenceOffice of the Solicitor-General and Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 11 July 2017 as—
“Report on the review of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – Articles of Agreement” PP 89 of 2017
6Framework Agreement on the establishment of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)123–5–2017Foreign Affairs and DefenceOffice of the Solicitor-General and Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Committee report was tabled back to Parliament on 11 July 2017 as—
“Report on the review of the Framework Agreement on the establishment of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)”
PP 90 of 2017
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