Deputies will recall that on Second and Committee Stages requests were made for information on international instruments relating to human rights. I undertook to have that information compiled and to furnish it to the House. On Committee Stage Deputies Spring, O'Malley and a number of other Deputies requested this information be compiled. I am pleased I am now in a position to respond to those requests. I hope the following list of international conventions and agreements on human rights and humanitarian law in chronological order of adoption and Ireland's status in relation to them, in accordance with the information available to my Department, will be of assistance to Deputies.
We are party to the 1926 Slavery Convention; the 1930 Forced Labour Convention; and the 1948 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organised Convention. We are also party to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; the 1949 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention. We are party to the Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field; the Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea; the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners at War; and the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. The Convention for the Suspension of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others has not been signed. We are party to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; and the 1951 Equal Remuneration Convention. We are also party to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
The 1952 Convention on the International Right of Correction has not been signed. We are party to the Convention on Political Rights of Women; the 1953 Protocol amending the Slavery Convention signed at Geneva on 25 September 1926; the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons; the 1956 Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices similar to Slavery; and the 1957 Convention on the Nationality of Married Women. We are also party to the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention. The 1958 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention has not been signed.
I am not sure of the status of the 1960 Convention against Discrimination in Education. We are party to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. The 1962 Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages has not been signed. I am not sure of the status of the Protocol Instituting a Conciliation and Good Offices Commission regarding responsibility for seeking a settlement of any disputes which may arise between State Parties to the Convention against Discrimination in Education.
We are party to the 1964 Employment Policy Convention. The 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination has been signed. We are party to the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. We are also party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees. The 1968 Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity; the 1971 Workers' Representatives Convention; and the 1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid have not been signed. We are party to the Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment.
The 1977 Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I); and the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II) have been signed. The 1978 Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention has not been signed. We are party to the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The 1981 Convention (No. 154) concerning the Promotion of Collective Bargaining has not been signed. The 1984 Protocol No. 7 to the European Convention for Human Rights and the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment have been signed. The 1985 International Convention against Apartheid in Sports, the 1988 Convention (No. 168) concerning Employment Promotion and Protection and Protection against Unemployment and the 1989 Convention (No. 169) concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries have not been signed.
We are party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty. The 1990 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families has not been signed. The 1995 Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been signed.
I thank Deputies for their contributions to the debate and their assistance in passing the Bill. This is important legislation which will enable Ireland to be counted among those states which recognise and protect the victims of armed conflict, whether combatants or civilians. Members were helpful in their suggestions and I hope Opposition Deputies will appreciate that their proposals were given careful consideration. We were as open as possible to accepting their views. I acknowledge the work done by all involved and I thank the officials for their diligence, commitment and assistance to Members.