Gender and Land Rights Database

Rwanda

CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (adopted on 18 December 1979). Relevant articles: 2, 4, 14 and 16.

Ratified on 2 March 1981 by presidential decree 431/16 of 10 November 1980

CEDAW-OP: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (adopted on 6 October 1999).

Accessed on 15 December 2008

ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (adopted on 16 December 1966). Relevant articles: 2(2), 3 and 11(1).

Accessed on 16 April 1975

ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (adopted on 16 December 1966). Relevant articles: 2(1), 3, 14, 16 and 23(4).

Ratified on 16 April 1975

Other international regulations

 

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, New York, adopted on 7 March 1966 

Accessed on 16 April 1975

 

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, adopted on 17 June 1981

Relevant articles: 1(f), 2(1), 7(d), 8, 28, 18(2)(3)

Ratified on 15 July 1983

 

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol), adopted on 11 July 2003 

Ratified on 25 June 2004

Sources: numbers in brackets (*) refer to sources displayed in the Bibliography