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Guernsey has been included in many important international conventions and treaties.

Guernsey has been included in many important international conventions and treaties.  When a convention is extended to the Bailiwick of Guernsey - or, in some instances to Guernsey only - it means it has been decided by each of the island governments that they should comply with the obligations under the convention.

Generally the UK will extend their membership of an international convention to the Bailiwick of Guernsey.  However, in certain circumstances, the Crown Dependencies may be authorised to conclude their own international agreements by a process of entrustment - this is the case for Tax Information Exchange Agreements for example.  

Under some conventions, Guernsey is required to submit reports to show how legislation and policy complies with a convention.  These are called "periodic reports" and you can find a list of some of these reports from the link below.

If you have a query about any the status of any international agreement or convention please contact the External Relations Team.  You may find it useful to search the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's treaty database, although please note that the database is for guidance only and you should contact the External Relations Team for confirmation.    

You can find information about tax and tax information exchange agreements and conventions at www.gov.gg/ciucontact.

Periodic Reports


Once an international agreement has been extended to Guernsey, there is sometimes a requirement to write reports to show how Guernsey has complied with a convention. These reports are called "periodic reports" and will often be part of the UK's report. Below is a list of reports submitted by Guernsey since 2008.

 pdf icon The United Nations Core Document [1Mb] is part of all reports to the United Nations.  It is a snapshot, providing basic information on the United Kingdom, the British Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies.  It was last updated in 2014.

  • 2015

    • pdf icon 2015 International Labour Organisation Reports [401kb]
      • Minimum Age (Sea) Convention, 1920 (No. 7)
      • Unemployment Indemnity (Shipwreck) Convention, 1920 (No. 8)
      • Medical Examination of Young Persons (Sea) Convention, 1921 (No. 16)
      • Seamen's Articles of Agreement Convention, 1926 (No .22)
      • Sickness Insurance (Sea) Convention, 1936 (No. 56)
      • Convention concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work, 1938 (No. 63)
      • Certification of Ships' Cooks Convention 1946 (No. 69)
      • Certification of Able Seamen Convention, 1946 (No. 74)
      • Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)
      • Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98)
      • Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention, 1958 (No. 108)
      • Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122)
      • Labour Administration Convention, 1978 (No. 150)
  • 2013

    • International Labour Organisation Reports:
      • Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      • Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81)
      • Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No.105)
      • Human Resources Development Convention, 1975 (No. 142)
      • Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)
  • 2011

    • International Labour Organisation Reports:
      • Rights of Association (Agriculture) Convention, 1921 (No.11)
      • Workmen's Compensation (Agriculture) Convention, 1921 (No. 12)
      • Workmen's Compensation (Accidents) Convention, 1925 (No. 17)
      • Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention, 1925 (No. 19)
      • Sickness Insurance (Industry) Convention, 1927 (No. 24)
      • Sickness Insurance (Agriculture) Convention, 1927 (No. 25)
      • Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      • Workmen's Compensation (Occupational Diseases) Convention (Revised), 1934 (No. 42)
      • Sickness Insurance (Sea) Convention, 1936 (No. 56)
      • Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81)
      • Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)
      • Fishermen's Articles of Agreement Convention, 1959 (No. 114)
      • Rural Workers' Organisations Convention, 1975 (No. 141)
      • Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)
  • 2010

    • Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
    • International Labour Organisation Reports:
      • Labour Administration Convention, 1978 (No. 150)
      • Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122)
      • Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention, 1958 (No. 108)
      • Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98)
      • Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)
      • Certification of Able Seamen Convention, 1946 (No. 74)
      • Certification of Ships' Cooks Convention, 1946 (No. 69)
      • Convention concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work, 1938 (No. 63)
      • Sickness Insurance (Sea) Convention, 1936 (No. 56)
      • Seamen's Articles of Agreement Convention, 1926 (No. 22)
      • Medical Examination of Young Persons (Sea) Convention, 1921 (No. 16)
      • Unemployment Indemnity (Shipwreck) Convention, 1920 (No. 8)
      • Minimum Age (Sea) Convention, 1920 (No. 7)
    • United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • 2009

    • United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination
    • International Labour Organisation Reports:
      • Worst form of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)
      • Labour Relations (Public Service), 1978 (No. 151)
      • Working Environment (Air Pollution, Noise and Vibration), 1977 (No. 148)
      • Human Resources Development, 1975 (No. 142)
      • Workers Representatives, 1971 (No. 135)
      • Radiation Protection, 1960 (No. 115)
      • Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)
      • Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81)
      • Forced Labour, 1930 (No. 29)
      • Unemployment, 1919 (No. 2)
    • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • 2008

    • United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
    • International Labour Organisation Reports:
      • Human Resources Development, 1975
      • Employment Policy, 1964
      • Abolition of Forced Labour, 1957
      • Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining, 1949
      • Freedom of Association and Protection of Right to Organise, 1948
      • Labour Inspection, 1947
      • Protection Against Accidents (Dockers)(Revised), 1932
      • Forced Labour, 1930
      • Minimum Age (Agriculture), 1921

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