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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION
RESERVATION / DECLARATION
  28.08.2002
  23.08.2010
08.04.1992 02.10.1995
08.04.1982 29.09.1983
10.04.1981 14.03.1983
  06.09.2000
10.04.1981 23.06.1982
10.04.1981 07.02.1995
  27.03.1989
  21.09.2001
  01.09.1993
  03.10.1995
10.04.1981 15.10.1982
  26.11.2003
  16.09.1997
  25.03.1997
10.04.1981 24.06.1994
  15.10.2003
14.09.1981 07.04.1982
  06.03.2000
  17.12.1998
  02.12.1993
10.04.1981 02.03.1987
  12.12.1988
  22.02.1993
10.04.1981 07.07.1982
  29.07.1996
09.09.1981 04.05.1982
  26.01.2000
  20.04.2000
10.04.1981 08.05.1982
  18.07.2002
  01.10.2007
  29.04.1996
10.04.1981 25.11.1992
10.04.1981 28.01.1992
  21.07.1983
  06.08.2008
  22.07.1997
  30.10.2003
10.04.1981 14.06.1982
  22.08.2008
15.05.1981 01.03.1984
10.04.1981 13.03.1995
10.04.1981 20.01.1995
  25.09.2008
22.09.1981 09.06.1982
  19.10.1995
  08.07.2009
  24.05.2013
  03.01.1983
  04.01.1993
  06.09.2000
  16.09.2005
11.02.1982 16.08.1989
  03.06.1998
  21.05.1996
  14.03.2008
  07.09.2000
  24.10.2001
  26.06.1995
  06.05.1996
10.04.1981 11.02.1982
10.04.1981 08.06.1982
  23.10.2006
  12.11.2001
10.04.1981 18.06.1987
10.04.1981 18.10.1993
  05.12.2000
  10.11.1992
10.04.1981 07.06.1983
26.01.1982 01.04.1985
  26.03.1997
  22.09.2004
  03.07.1997
  15.07.1996
10.04.1981 02.06.1983
  04.04.1997
  16.11.2009
  08.09.2000
08.04.1982 26.07.1995
10.04.1981 10.06.1982
  06.12.2010
  07.12.2007
  29.11.1999
  12.03.2001
  08.06.2000
  30.09.2004
  28.05.1993
  06.07.1992
  13.09.1995
10.04.1981 29.12.1993
  24.09.2004
10.04.1981 07.07.1982
18.06.1981 20.08.1982
  12.10.1999
  30.12.1996
15.09.1981 04.12.1995
  15.05.1987
  14.11.1995
10.04.1981 23.06.1982
  26.02.2009
10.04.1981 13.02.1995
  21.01.2009
  06.10.1994
  29.09.1997
  19.04.2005
  25.09.2013
     
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).