Papua New Guinea

Human Rights Status

PNGflagConvention

ICCPR
Date of signature/ratification 84
Ratified 21 July 2008
reporting status as of October 2011
Initial report overdue since 21 October 2009

ICESCR
Date of signature/ratification 84
Ratified 21 July 2008
latest report submitted
Initial report overdue since 30 June 2010

CEDAW
Date of signature/ratification 84
Ratified 12 January 1995
latest report submitted
1st to 3rd report 20 May 2009
reporting status as of October 2011
4th report due on 31 July 2014

CRDP
Date of signature/ratification 84
Signed 2 June 2011

CRC
Date of signature/ratification 84
Ratified 2 March 1993
latest report submitted
Initial report 23 April 2003
reporting status as of October 2011
2nd and 3rd periodic reports overdue since
30 September 2008

CERD
Date of signature/ratification 
Ratified 27 January 1982
Declaration/reservation
Art 4
latest report submitted
1983
reporting status as of October 2011
2nd (due 1986) to 13th reports overdue

Source: http://pacific.ohchr.org/docs/HR_Pacific_v7_July_25.pdf

RRRT in PNG

  • RRRT is currently supporting the country in the following area;
  • Inclusion of participants into regional training for lawyers, MPs, civil society and judicial officials
  • Provision of national level training on human rights ratification and reporting to NGOs and Government as well as on UPR reporting

Past support included;

  • The HIV, Ethics and Human Rights review in PNG, 2009

For further information about RRRT's achievements in the region, visit Our Achievements page.



SPC’s Regional Rights Resource Team receives core funding from the Australian Government and additional project support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP), European Union (EU) and the German Development Bank (KfW).