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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION
RESERVATION / DECLARATION
  04.04.1922
  13.09.1922
06.07.1906 27.03.1908
06.07.1906 27.08.1907
06.07.1906 18.06.1907
06.07.1906 03.06.1912
06.07.1906 06.09.1909
  28.10.1907
06.07.1906 16.04.1907
  29.07.1910
  17.03.1908
  17.11.1919
  06.10.1921
06.07.1906 11.06.1907
  25.08.1926
  13.04.1923
  17.12.1923
  28.09.1911
  10.03.1921
  27.01.1920
06.07.1906 19.07.1913
06.07.1906 27.05.1907
06.07.1906 27.05.1921
06.07.1906 25.03.1912
26.03.1912
  22.09.1918
06.07.1906 27.11.1911
06.07.1906 27.03.1908
  25.03.1925
06.07.1906 09.03.1907
06.07.1906 23.04.1908
  08.04.1922
  03.09.1921
06.07.1906 27.08.1907
06.07.1906 04.06.1907
06.07.1906 31.07.1908
  17.06.1907
06.07.1906 24.11.1909
29.11.1909
  04.12.1909
  15.07.1919
06.07.1906 12.07.1911
06.07.1906 03.08.1911
06.07.1906 09.02.1907
06.07.1906 17.09.1909
19.10.1909
06.07.1906 11.10.1907
06.07.1906 11.07.1911
13.07.1911
06.07.1906 16.04.1907
06.07.1906 29.01.1907
  24.08.1907
06.07.1906 16.04.1907
06.07.1906 09.02.1907
06.07.1906 25.11.1919
  08.07.1907
     
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).