ICRC databases on international humanitarian law
     
STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION
RESERVATION / DECLARATION
  07.01.2002
22.10.1999 18.05.2006
17.05.1999 01.03.2002
  17.04.2001
  26.08.2008
  02.10.2008
17.12.1999 13.12.2000
17.05.1999 13.10.2010
  17.04.2012
  22.05.2009
  23.09.2004
15.09.1999 14.06.2000
17.05.1999 17.09.2013
  29.11.2005
  11.09.2008
31.12.1999 24.11.2010
  09.12.2003
17.05.1999 08.02.2006
19.08.1999 16.05.2001
  08.06.2007
  03.03.2009
29.12.1999 02.08.2004
29.12.1999 03.08.2005
  27.03.2002
  19.11.2003
17.05.1999 17.01.2005
17.05.1999 09.11.2004
  29.08.2003
  13.09.2010
17.05.1999 25.11.2009
  20.04.2005
  04.02.2005
  26.01.2003
17.05.1999 26.10.2005
  24.05.2005
17.05.1999 10.07.2009
  10.09.2007
  05.05.2009
  20.07.2001
  13.03.2002
17.05.1999 30.06.2005
  19.04.2002
  15.11.2012
  07.10.2003
  26.04.2007
21.12.1999 05.12.2013
17.05.1999 30.01.2007
  23.10.2013
  01.06.2001
  16.06.2006
17.05.1999 21.10.2005
30.06.1999 16.05.2011
  08.03.2001
  09.11.2004
13.07.1999 24.05.2005
  03.01.2012
17.05.1999 04.09.2000
08.11.1999 07.08.2006
  06.11.2007
  02.09.2002
22.12.1999 11.02.2004
  13.04.2004
17.05.1999 06.07.2001
17.05.1999 09.07.2004
  21.02.2006
  03.01.2007
     
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).

Palestine : On 31 October 2011, Palestine became a full member of UNESCO. On 22 March 2012, Palestine deposited with the UNESCO Director-General its instrument of accession to the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols.