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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION
RESERVATION / DECLARATION
  17.06.1907
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
  04.06.1962
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
  07.02.1907
  25.02.1907
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
  19.06.1907
29.07.1899 21.11.1904
  30.01.1907
  29.06.1907
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
  29.06.1907
  05.08.1907
  20.06.1902
  02.04.1973
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 04.04.1901
  06.04.1903
  29.06.1907
  21.08.1906
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 06.10.1900
  07.02.1903
29.07.1899 12.07.1901
29.07.1899 17.04.1901
29.07.1899 16.10.1900
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
  17.05.1907
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
  22.07.1907
  29.06.1907
  24.11.1903
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 11.05.1901
  10.03.1978
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 29.12.1900
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 12.06.1907
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
29.07.1899 04.09.1900
  21.06.1906
  01.03.1907
     
1) Ratification : a treaty is generally open for signature for a certain time following the conference which has adopted it. However, a signature is not binding on a State unless it has been endorsed by ratification. The time limits having elapsed, the Conventions and the Protocols are no longer open for signature. The States which have not signed them may at any time accede or, in the appropriate circumstances, succeed to them.
Accession : instead of signing and then ratifying a treaty, a State may become party to it by the single act called accession.

2) Reservation / Declaration : unilateral statement, however phrased or named, made by a State when ratifying, acceding or succeeding to a treaty, whereby it purports to exclude or to modify the legal effect of certain provisions of the treaty in their application to that State (provided that such reservations are not incompatible with the object and purpose of the treaty).