Status of ratifications of the core international human rights treaties today:
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR): 167 ratifications
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR): 160 ratifications
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD): 175 ratifications
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW): 187 ratifications
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT): 153 ratifications
Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC): 193 ratifications
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICMW): 46 ratifications
Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): 125 ratifications
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICED): 36 ratifications
Source: OHCHR (Updated as of Oct. 22, 2012)
Next UN Human Rights Council Session
The 23rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council will be held in Geneva from May 7 to June 14, 2013.
The 22nd Session of the Council focused on the human rights situation in Syria, Iran, North Korea, Burma, Mali, Libya, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Israel. The session also addressed important thematic areas such as incitement to national, racial or religious hatred; freedom of religion; human rights defenders; and torture.