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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION
RESERVATION / DECLARATION
  20.12.1960
  10.05.2007
  05.09.1993
31.12.1954 25.03.1964
  20.09.1993
  26.08.2008
  23.06.2006
  02.10.2008
30.12.1954 07.05.1957
14.05.1959 16.09.1960
  17.04.2012
  12.07.1993
31.12.1954 12.09.1958
  09.10.1958
  04.02.1987
17.12.1954 04.04.1962
  12.10.1961
  29.11.2005
  11.09.2008
14.05.1954 05.01.2000
  18.06.1998
  03.06.1998
  06.07.1992
14.05.1954 26.11.1957
  09.09.1964
  26.03.1993
  18.04.1961
18.10.1954 26.03.2003
  21.03.2002
14.05.1954 08.02.1961
30.12.1954 17.08.1955
14.05.1954 27.03.2002
  17.01.2005
  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
  19.05.1994
  11.12.1961
  24.02.1958
  25.10.2002
  16.08.1956
14.05.1954 16.06.1958
24.12.1954 26.07.1967
14.05.1954 21.12.1967
14.05.1954 22.06.1959
  01.04.1958
14.05.1954 09.05.1958
06.09.1954 10.09.2007
22.12.1954 02.10.1957
  14.03.1997
  17.02.1970
  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
29.12.1954 07.05.1956
14.05.1954 10.12.1957
  26.04.2007
  30.08.1968
31.12.1954 10.02.1956
14.05.1954 14.10.1958
  17.10.2013
14.05.1954 25.11.1959
  06.12.1976
  05.06.1961
14.05.1954 19.09.1961
  27.03.1959
  22.03.2012
  08.03.2001
  09.11.2004
  21.07.1989
14.05.1954 06.08.1956
  18.02.2005
  09.12.1999
  21.03.1958
14.05.1954 04.01.1957
14.05.1954 09.02.1956
  06.11.2007
  17.06.1987
14.05.1954 11.09.2001
  31.03.1993
  05.11.1992
14.05.1954 26.06.1992
  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
14.05.1954 24.09.1999
  06.02.1970
     
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).