Full list of treaties, conventions where Abbas seeks membership
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Full list of treaties, conventions where Abbas seeks membership

Paperwork was submitted to UN and other officials on Wednesday

Raphael Ahren is the diplomatic correspondent at The Times of Israel.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, right, signs a request to join 15 United Nations-linked and other international treaties at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Standing next to him is Saeb Erekat. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, right, signs a request to join 15 United Nations-linked and other international treaties at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Standing next to him is Saeb Erekat. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

Here is a full list of the international treaties and conventions the Palestinians have applied to join.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed the relevant documentation at a televised ceremony in Ramallah on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki handed the letters to UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry and to representatives from Switzerland and the Netherlands.

• The Four Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and the First Additional Protocol
• The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
• The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
• The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in armed conflict
• The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
• The Hague Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land
• The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
• The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
• The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
• The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
• The United Nations Convention against Corruption
• The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
• The International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid
• The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
• The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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