ICRC databases on international humanitarian law
     
STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION
RESERVATION / DECLARATION
  06.02.2008
13.03.2006 16.03.2011
  12.08.2011
08.03.2006 15.07.2009
08.12.2005 03.06.2009
  31.03.2011
  03.04.2007
14.03.2006 28.08.2009
14.03.2006 13.09.2006
19.06.2006 26.11.2007
08.12.2005 06.07.2009
  07.09.2011
08.12.2005 30.06.2008
29.05.2006 13.06.2007
19.06.2006 27.11.2007
12.04.2006 23.05.2007
08.12.2005 25.05.2007
26.07.2006 01.04.2009
08.03.2006 12.09.2007
14.03.2006 28.02.2008
  30.07.2008
14.03.2006 14.01.2009
08.12.2005 17.07.2009
28.09.2006 19.03.2007
13.03.2006 17.06.2009
08.12.2005 26.10.2009
08.12.2005 14.03.2008
  21.09.2009
13.03.2006 08.12.2006
19.06.2006 15.11.2006
17.05.2006 04.08.2006
08.12.2005 22.11.2007
08.12.2005 29.01.2009
  24.06.2009
30.03.2006 28.10.2013
20.06.2006 02.04.2007
08.12.2005 24.08.2006
06.12.2006 28.11.2007
16.11.2006 07.07.2008
15.03.2006 12.03.2007
27.06.2006 04.12.2012
14.03.2006 13.12.2006
19.06.2006 23.10.2013
08.03.2006 02.04.2009
08.12.2005 13.06.2006
19.06.2006 30.04.2012
14.03.2006 13.10.2008
13.03.2006 22.08.2006
20.06.2006 26.10.2009
08.12.2005 22.04.2014
13.09.2006 19.08.2008
19.01.2006 22.06.2007
31.03.2006 18.08.2010
02.08.2006 07.07.2008
25.04.2006 30.05.2007
19.05.2006 10.03.2008
  25.01.2013
23.12.2005 10.12.2010
  25.06.2013
08.12.2005 14.07.2006
18.05.2006 14.10.2008
08.12.2005 29.07.2011
  21.05.2008
23.06.2006 19.01.2010
08.12.2005 23.10.2009
08.12.2005 08.03.2007
13.03.2006 19.10.2012
     
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).