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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION
RESERVATION / DECLARATION
  28.08.2002
  23.08.2010
  21.10.1998
  22.08.1997
  27.07.1998
  06.09.2000
  13.09.2000
  10.03.1999
  21.09.2001
  10.10.2001
  04.10.1999
  03.12.1998
  26.11.2003
  16.09.1997
  25.03.1997
  07.12.2006
  05.01.1998
  15.10.2003
  04.11.1998
  06.03.2000
  17.12.1998
  25.04.2002
  14.11.2012
  22.07.2003
  10.08.1998
  30.04.1997
  21.06.2010
  16.12.2003
  26.01.2000
  20.04.2000
  11.01.1996
  30.06.1998
  22.09.2010
  14.07.2006
  27.06.1997
  05.08.1997
  30.08.2002
  06.08.2008
  22.07.1997
  30.10.2003
  30.01.1998
  22.08.2008
  02.09.1999
  27.03.1997
  30.10.2000
  13.01.1999
  25.09.2008
  10.06.1997
  08.07.2009
  24.05.2013
  11.03.1998
  16.09.2005
  19.11.1997
  03.06.1998
  05.08.1999
  14.03.2008
  07.09.2000
  24.10.2001
  24.09.2004
  24.12.2002
  10.03.1998
  06.04.1999
  23.10.2006
  19.03.2002
  12.11.2001
  25.03.1999
  08.01.1998
  05.12.2000
  18.09.2007
  20.04.1998
  05.12.2000
  26.03.1997
  03.12.2008
  03.07.1997
  12.06.1997
  23.09.2004
  12.11.2001
  16.11.2009
  08.09.2000
  25.08.2003
  09.09.1999
  06.12.2010
  07.12.2007
  12.08.2003
  08.06.2000
  30.09.2004
  30.11.1999
  03.12.2002
  26.06.1998
  19.01.1998
  24.09.2004
  15.01.1997
  24.03.1998
  12.10.1999
  19.03.2007
  23.03.2006
  02.03.2005
  28.05.2003
  11.02.1999
  21.01.2009
  18.08.1998
  29.09.1997
     
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).