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Serbia as the successor State of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is party to the core human rights treaties and their optional protocols. Serbia is also party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the four 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Two Additional Protocols thereto.

On 13 March 2003, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Serbia and Montenegro a notification, made under article 4 (3) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, transmitting the Decision and the Order dated 12 March 2003 from the Acting President of the Republic, concerning the declaration of a state of emergency in the Republic. The above Order, issued by the Acting President of the Republic of Serbia concerning special measures to be applied during the state of emergency, provides for the derogation from rights guaranteed by Articles 9, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21 and 22 (2) of the Covenant. On 23 April 2003 the termination of the state of emergency as proclaimed on 12 March 2003 was declared.

 

   
 
 Treaty List
 
International Humanitarian Law Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Geneva Conventions I, II, III, IV 1949
11.09.01
 
Additional Protocol I 197711.09.01
 
Additional Protocol II 197711.09.01
 
Additional Protocol III 2005  ---Signature only on 31.03.06
Hague Conv. 195411.09.01
 
Hague Prot.. 195411.09.01
 
Hague Prot.. 199902.09.02
 
ENMOD Conv. 1976 --- 
International Human rights Law Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
ICERD 196512.03.01
2001 - Entry into force of declaration under art. 14 (competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications from individuals)
ICCPR 19661992 (12.03.01)
 
ICCPR - OP1 196606.09.01
 
ICCPR - OP2 198906.09.01
 
ICESCR 19661992 (12.03.01)
 
CEDAW 197912.03.01
 
OP-CEDAW 199931.07.03
 
CAT 19841992 (12.03.01)
1992 - Entry into force of declaration under art. 21 and 22 ( competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications from States and individuals).
OP-CAT 20022000 (26.12.06)
 
CRC 199012.03.01
2001 - Acceptance of amendment to art. 43 (2)
CRC Optional Protocol Armed Conflict 200031.01.03
 
CRC Optional Protocol Sale of Children 200010.10.02
 
ICRMW 1990 ---Signature only on 11.11.04
Disability Rights Convention 200631.07.2009 
Convention on Enforced Disappearances [not yet in force] --- Signature only on 06.02.07.
Weapons Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Geneva Gas Protocol 19251929 (06.03.06) Reservation : The said Protocol shall cease to be binding on the Government of Serbs, Croats and Slovens in regard to all enemy States whose armed forces or whose allies do not respect the restrictions which are object of this Protocol.
Biological Weapons Convention 197213.06.01
 
Chemical Weapons Convention 199320.04.00
 
Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons 198012.03.01  
CCW Protocol I 198012.03.01
 
CCW Prot. II 198012.03.01
 
CCW Prot. III 198012.03.01
 
CCW Prot. IV 199512.08.03
 
CCW Protocol II (amended) 1996 --- 
CCW Amendment 200111.11.03
 
CCW Prot. V 2003 --- 
Ottawa Treaty 199718.09.03
Declaration: ".....it is the understanding of Serbia and Montenegro that the mere participation in the planning or conduct of operations, exercises or any other military activities by the armed forces of Serbia and Montenegro, or by any of its nationals, if carried out in conjunction with armed orces of the non-State Parties (to the Convention), which engage in activities prohibited under the Convention, does not in any way imply an assistance, encouragement or inducement as referred to in subparagraph 1 (c) of the Convention."
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Refugees Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Refugee Conv. 195112.03.01
Declarations under section B of article 1 of the Convention
Refugee Prot.1967 12.03.01
 
International criminal law Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Slavery Convention 192612.03.01
 
Genocide Convention. 194812.03.01
Reservation: "The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia does not consider itself bound by Article IX of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and, therefore, before any dispute to which the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is a party may be validly submitted to the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice under this Article, the specific and explicit consent of the FRY is required in each case."
Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity 196812.03.01
 
ICC Rome Statute 199806.09.01
 
Terrorism Adherence dateCommentary (including relevant reservations, derogations and declarations)
Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 197912.03.01
 
Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism 199910.10.02
 
Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings 199731.07.03
 
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