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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION
RESERVATION / DECLARATION
  20.12.1960
  07.02.2012
  22.03.1989
  05.09.1993
14.05.1954 19.09.1984
31.12.1954 25.03.1964
  20.09.1993
  26.08.2008
  23.06.2006
  09.04.2002
30.12.1954 07.05.1957
14.05.1954 16.09.1960
  17.04.2012
  17.11.2004
  12.07.1993
  03.01.2002
31.12.1954 12.09.1958
  07.08.1956
  18.12.1969
17.12.1954 04.04.1962
  12.10.1961
  11.12.1998
  17.06.2008
  11.09.2008
14.05.1954 05.01.2000
  18.06.1998
  03.06.1998
  24.01.1980
  06.07.1992
14.05.1954 26.11.1957
  09.09.1964
  26.03.1993
  18.04.1961
18.10.1954 26.03.2003
  05.01.1960
14.05.1954 02.10.1956
30.12.1954 17.08.1955
14.05.1954 19.07.2001
  19.11.2003
  06.08.2004
  04.04.1995
  16.09.1994
14.05.1954 07.06.1957
  04.12.1961
  04.11.1992
14.05.1954 11.08.1967
  25.07.1960
14.05.1954 09.02.1981
  02.10.1985
  20.09.1960
  24.02.1958
  25.10.2002
14.05.1954 17.05.1956
14.05.1954 16.06.1958
24.12.1954 10.01.1967
14.05.1954 21.12.1967
14.05.1954 22.06.1959
14.05.1954 03.10.1957
14.05.1954 09.05.1958
06.09.1954 10.09.2007
22.12.1954 02.10.1957
  14.03.1997
  06.06.1969
  03.07.1995
  19.12.2003
25.05.1954 01.06.1960
14.05.1954 19.11.1957
  28.04.1960
  27.07.1998
14.05.1954 29.09.1961
  03.11.1961
  12.12.1960
  18.05.1961
  22.09.2006
29.12.1954 07.05.1956
14.05.1954 10.12.1957
  04.11.1964
  26.04.2007
  30.08.1968
31.12.1954 10.02.1956
14.05.1954 14.10.1958
20.12.1954 24.07.2008
14.05.1954 25.11.1959
  06.12.1976
  05.06.1961
14.05.1954 19.09.1961
  26.10.1977
  27.03.1959
  22.03.2012
  17.07.1962
  09.11.2004
  21.07.1989
14.05.1954 06.08.1956
14.05.1954 04.08.2000
  31.07.1973
  09.12.1999
14.05.1954 21.03.1958
14.05.1954 04.01.1957
  28.12.2000
14.05.1954 09.02.1956
  20.01.1971
  17.06.1987
  11.09.2001
  08.10.2003
  31.03.1993
  28.10.1992
  18.12.2003
14.05.1954 07.07.1960
  11.05.2004
  23.07.1970
  22.01.1985
  15.05.1962
14.05.1954 06.03.1958
  28.08.1992
  02.05.1958
  30.04.1997
  28.01.1981
  15.12.1965
14.05.1954 06.02.1957
  23.09.1971
14.05.1954 13.03.2009
14.05.1954 24.09.1999
  21.02.1996
  09.05.2005
  06.02.1970
  09.06.1998
     
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).