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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION
RESERVATION / DECLARATION
  05.03.1945
27.07.1929 23.06.1931
27.07.1929 13.03.1936
27.07.1929 12.05.1932
27.07.1929 13.08.1940
27.07.1929 23.03.1932
27.07.1929 13.10.1937
27.07.1929 20.02.1933
27.07.1929 01.06.1933
27.07.1929 19.11.1935
27.07.1929 12.10.1937
27.07.1929 05.08.1932
27.07.1929 25.07.1933
  22.04.1942
27.07.1929 11.06.1936
  15.07.1935
  09.08.1971
27.07.1929 08.02.1936
27.07.1929 21.08.1935
27.07.1929 21.02.1934
27.07.1929 28.05.1935
27.07.1929 10.09.1936
27.07.1929 23.06.1931
  05.06.1959
  25.05.1934
  03.08.1948
27.07.1929 24.03.1931
27.07.1929 18.12.1934
  20.11.1948
27.07.1929 14.10.1931
  12.06.1946
  11.01.1944
  27.02.1939
27.07.1929 01.08.1932
  06.01.1948
  01.04.1937
27.07.1929 05.10.1932
27.07.1929 23.06.1931
27.07.1929 24.06.1931
  02.02.1948
  26.05.1976
  10.03.1933
  01.04.1947
27.07.1929 29.06.1932
27.07.1929 08.06.1931
27.07.1929 24.10.1931
  26.09.1931
  12.10.1959
27.07.1929 20.05.1931
  15.09.1939
27.07.1929 23.06.1931
27.07.1929 06.08.1939
27.07.1929 03.07.1931
27.07.1929 19.12.1930
  04.07.1946
27.07.1929 03.06.1939
27.07.1929 10.03.1934
27.07.1929 23.06.1931
27.07.1929 04.02.1932
27.07.1929 15.07.1944
     
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).