African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Date of Adoption: 
July 01, 1990
Date of last signature: 
January 24, 2013
Date entry into force: 
November 29, 1999
Status List: 
Table StatusList: 

No

Member State

Date of Signature

Date of Ratification

Date Deposited

1

Algeria

21/05/1999

08/07/2003

24/09/2003

2

Angola

27/01/2012

11/04/1992

07/10/1999

3

Benin

27/02/1992

17/04/1997

30/05/1997

4

Botswana

10/07/2001

10/07/2001

10/07/2001

5

Burkina Faso

27/02/1992

08/06/1992

10/07/1992

6

Burundi

21/05/2004

28/06/2004

24/08/2004

7

Cameroon

16/09/1992

05/09/1997

23/06/1999

8

Cape Verde

27/02/1992

20/07/1993

01/09/1993

9

Central African Republic

04/02/2003

-

-

10

Chad

06/12/2004

30/03/2000

04/04/2000

11

Comoros

26/02/2004

18/03/2004

16/04/2004

12

Congo

28/02/1992

08/09/2006

10/10/2006

13

Côte d'Ivoire

27/02/2004

01/03/2002

18/06/2007

14

Democratic Republic of Congo

02/02/2010

-

-

15

Djibouti

28/02/1992

03/01/2011

25/01/2011

16

Egypt

30/06/1999

09/05/2001

22/05/2001

17

Equatorial Guinea

-

20/12/2002

19/02/2003

18

Eritrea

-

22/12/1999

25/01/2000

19

Ethiopia

-

02/10/2002

27/12/2002

20

Gabon

27/02/1992

18/05/2007

12/06/2007

21

Gambia

-

14/12/2000

30/03/2001

22

Ghana

18/08/1997

10/06/2005

15/07/2005

23

Guinea

22/05/1998

27/05/1999

21/01/2000

24

Guinea Bissau

08/03/2005

19/06/2008

14/10/2008

25

Kenya

-

25/07/2000

10/08/2000

26

Lesotho

-

27/09/1999

29/10/1999

27

Liberia

14/05/1992

01/08/2007

15/07/2008

28

Libya

09/06/1998

23/09/2000

03/11/2000

29

Madagascar

27/02/1992

30/03/2005

24/06/2005

30

Malawi

13/07/1999

16/09/1999

17/11/1999

31

Mali

28/02/1996

03/06/1998

14/08/1998

32

Mauritania

-

21/09/2005

14/12/2005

33

Mauritius

07/11/1991

14/02/1992

27/02/1992

34

Mozambique

-

15/07/1998

22/12/1998

35

Namibia

13/07/1999

23/07/2004

26/08/2004

36

Niger

13/07/1999

11/12/1996

05/03/1997

37

Nigeria

13/07/1999

23/07/2001

02/05/2003

38

Rwanda

02/10/1991

11/05/2001

17/05/2001

39

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

23/10/1992

-

-

40

Sao Tome and Principe

01/02/2010

-

-

41

Senegal

18/05/1992

29/09/1998

30/10/1998

42

Seychelles

27/02/1992

13/02/1992

27/02/1992

43

Sierra Leone

14/04/1992

13/05/2002

18/06/2002

44

Somalia

01/06/1991

-

-

45

South Africa

10/10/1997

07/01/2000

21/01/2000

46

South Sudan

24/01/2013

-

-

47

Sudan

-

30/07/2005

18/07/2008

48

Swaziland

29/06/1992

05/10/2012

06/11/2012

49

Tanzania

23/10/1998

16/03/2003

09/05/2003

50

Togo

27/02/1992

05/05/1998

18/05/1998

51

Tunisia

16/06/1995

-

-

52

Uganda

26/02/1992

17/08/1994

21/10/1994

53

Zambia

28/02/1992

02/12/2008

10/02/2009

54

Zimbabwe

-

19/01/1995

22/02/1995

Total Countries: 54

Signed: 44

Ratified : 47

Deposited : 47