Treaties and Protocols

Title Date
African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance Charter 30 January 2007
African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights Charter 27 June 1981
African Charter on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa (Lomé Charter) Charter 15 October 2016
African Charter on Statistics Charter 4 February 2009
African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child Charter 1 July 1990
African Charter on the Values and Principles of Decentralisation, Local Governance and Local Development Charter 27 June 2014
African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration Charter 31 January 2011
African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Convention 15 September 1968
African Maritime Transport Charter Charter 11 June 1994
African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty) Treaty 11 April 1996
African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention) Convention 23 October 2009
African Union Convention on Cross-Border Cooperation (Niamey Convention) Convention 27 June 2014
African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection Convention 27 June 2014
African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption Convention 11 July 2003
African Youth Charter Charter 2 July 2006
Amendment Protocol on Trade in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol 7 August 2000
A/P1/11/84 Protocol Relating to Community Enterprises Protocol 1 December 1984
A/P1/5/79 Protocol Relating to Free Movement of Persons, and the Right of Residence and Establishment Protocol 1 June 1979
A/P1/5/82 Protocol on the Establishment of an ECOWAS Brown Card Relating to Motor Vehicle Third Party Liability Insurance Protocol 1 June 1982
A/P1/7/96 Protocol on Conditions governing application of the Community Levy Protocol 27 July 1996
A/P2/5/82 Convention Regulating Inter-State Road Transportation between ECOWAS Member States Convention 1 June 1982
A/P2/7/96 Protocol Establishing Value Added Tax in ECOWAS Member States Protocol 27 July 1996
A/P3/5/82 Protocol Relating to the Definition of Community Citizen Protocol 29 May 1982
A/P4/5/82 Convention Relating to Inter-State Road Transit of Goods Convention 29 May 1982
A/P5/5/82 Convention for Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters Convention 29 May 1982
A/SP1/5/79 Supplementary Protocol of Rectification of the French text of the Protocol relating to the definition of the Concept of Products originating from Member States of ECOWAS Protocol 29 May 1979
A/SP2/7/85 Supplementary Protocol on the Code of Conduct for the Implementation of the Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons, the Right of Residence and Establishment Protocol 1 July 1985
Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import to Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa Convention 30 January 1991
Charter for African Cultural Renaissance Charter 24 January 2006
Charter of Fundamental Social Rights in SADC Charter 26 August 2003
Charter of the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) Charter 8 September 1997
Convention for the Establishment of the African Centre for Fertilizer Development Convention 1 July 1985
Convention of the African Energy Commission Convention 11 July 2001
Cultural Charter for Africa Charter 5 July 1976
Declaration of the Southern African Development Community Treaty 17 August 1992
East African Community Model Investment Treaty Treaty 1 February 2016
East African Community Protocol on Co-operation in Defence Affairs Protocol 28 April 2012
East African Community Protocol on Foreign Policy Coordination Protocol 3 December 2010
East African Community Protocol on Information and Communications Technology Networks Protocol 23 August 2013
ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and other Related Materials Convention 1 June 2006
ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and other Related Materials Convention 14 June 2006
ECOWAS Energy Protocol A/P4/1/03 Protocol 1 January 2003
ECOWAS Protocol A/P3/1/03 on Education and Training Protocol 1 January 2003
General Convention A/C.1/1/03 on the Recognition and Equivalence of Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and Other Qualifications in ECOWAS Member States Convention 1 January 2003
General Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Organization of African Unity Convention 25 October 1965
Inter-African Convention Establishing an African Technical Co-operation Programme Convention 1 August 1975
OAU Charter Charter 25 May 1963
OAU Convention for the Elimination of Mercenarism in Africa Convention 3 July 1977
OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa Convention 10 September 1969
OAU Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism Convention 1 July 1999