African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

Date of Adoption: 
June 01, 1981
Date of last signature: 
May 19, 2016
Date entry into force: 
October 21, 1986
Status List: 
Table StatusList: 

No

Member State

Date of Signature

Date of Ratification

Date Deposited

1

Algeria

10/04/1986

01/03/1987

20/03/1987

2

Angola

27/01/2012

02/03/1990

09/10/1990

3

Benin

11/02/2004

20/01/1986

25/02/1986

4

Botswana

-

17/07/1986

22/07/1986

5

Burkina Faso

05/03/1984

06/07/1984

21/09/1984

6

Burundi

28/06/1989

28/07/1989

30/08/1989

7

Cameroon

23/07/1987

20/06/1989

18/09/1989

8

Cape Verde

31/03/1986

02/06/1987

06/08/1987

9

Central African Republic

04/02/2003

26/04/1986

27/07/1986

10

Chad

29/05/1986

09/10/1986

11/11/1986

11

Comoros

07/12/2004

01/06/1986

18/07/1986

12

Congo

27/11/1981

09/12/1982

17/01/1983

13

Côte d'Ivoire

30/08/2005

06/01/1992

31/03/1992

14

Democratic Republic of Congo

23/07/1987

20/07/1987

28/07/1987

15

Djibouti

20/12/1991

11/11/1991

20/12/1991

16

Egypt

16/11/1981

20/03/1984

03/04/1984

17

Equatorial Guinea

18/08/1986

07/04/1986

18/08/1986

18

Eritrea

-

14/01/1999

15/03/1999

19

Ethiopia

-

15/06/1998

22/06/1998

20

Gabon

26/02/1982

20/02/1986

26/06/1986

21

Gambia

11/02/1983

08/06/1983

13/06/1983

22

Ghana

03/07/2004

24/01/1989

01/03/1989

23

Guinea

09/12/1981

16/02/1982

13/05/1982

24

Guinea Bissau

08/03/2005

04/12/1985

06/03/1986

25

Kenya

-

23/01/1992

10/02/1992

26

Lesotho

07/03/1984

10/02/1992

27/02/1992

27

Liberia

31/01/1983

04/08/1982

29/12/1982

28

Libya

30/05/1985

19/07/1986

26/03/1987

29

Madagascar

-

09/03/1992

19/03/1992

30

Malawi

23/02/1990

17/11/1989

23/02/1990

31

Mali

13/11/1981

21/12/1981

22/01/1982

32

Mauritania

25/02/1982

14/06/1986

26/06/1986

33

Mauritius

27/02/1992

19/06/1992

01/07/1992

34

Mozambique

-

22/02/1989

07/03/1990

35

Namibia

-

30/07/1992

16/09/1992

36

Niger

09/07/1986

15/07/1986

21/07/1986

37

Nigeria

31/08/1982

22/06/1983

22/07/1983

38

Rwanda

11/11/1981

15/07/1983

22/07/1983

39

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

10/04/1986

02/05/1986

23/05/1986

40

Sao Tome and Principe

29/01/2016

23/05/1986

28/07/1986

41

Senegal

23/09/1981

13/08/1982

25/10/1982

42

Seychelles

-

13/04/1992

30/04/1992

43

Sierra Leone

27/08/1981

21/09/1983

27/01/1984

44

Somalia

26/02/1982

31/07/1985

20/03/1986

45

South Africa

09/07/1996

09/07/1996

09/07/1996

46

South Sudan

24/01/2013

23/10/2013

19/05/2016

47

Sudan

03/09/1982

18/02/1986

11/03/1986

48

Swaziland

20/12/1991

15/09/1995

09/10/1995

49

Tanzania

31/05/1982

18/02/1984

09/03/1984

50

Togo

26/02/1982

05/11/1982

22/11/1982

51

Tunisia

-

16/03/1983

22/04/1983

52

Uganda

18/08/1986

10/05/1986

27/05/1986

53

Zambia

17/01/1983

10/01/1984

02/02/1984

54

Zimbabwe

20/02/1986

30/05/1986

12/06/1986

Total Countries: 54

Signed: 45

Ratified : 54

Deposited : 54