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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  06/17/1907
  11/12/1918
  06/04/1962
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
  02/07/1907
  02/25/1907
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
  06/19/1907
07/29/1899 11/21/1904
  01/30/1907
  06/29/1907
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
  06/29/1907
  08/05/1907
  06/20/1902
  04/02/1973
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 04/04/1901
  04/06/1903
  06/29/1907
  08/21/1906
  11/16/1918
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 10/06/1900
  02/07/1903
07/29/1899 07/12/1901
07/29/1899 04/17/1901
  03/01/2007
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
  05/17/1907
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
  07/22/1907
  06/29/1907
  11/24/1903
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 05/11/1901
  03/10/1978
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 12/29/1900
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 06/12/1907
  05/29/2015
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
07/29/1899 09/04/1900
  06/21/1906
  03/01/1907
     
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).
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