Update: 28.05.2014

OP CEDAW: Individual complaints procedure

Adopted on 6 October 1999
Entry into force on 22 December 2000
Ratified by 104 States (as at 27 May 2014; current count)

For Switzerland:
SR 0.108.1 (AS / RO 2009 265)
Ratification: 29 September 2008
Entered into force on 29 December 2008
Dispatch of 29 November 2006: BBl 2006 9787 (in German) / FF 2006 9253 (in French)

OP CEDAW

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On 29 September 2008, Switzerland ratified the Optional Protocol to the international Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (OP CEDAW) of 9 October 1999.

The protocol grants additional anti-discrimination protection by enabling individuals or groups to bring complaints before a UN committee for violations of their rights under the convention.

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