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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  04/04/1922
  09/13/1922
07/06/1906 03/27/1908
07/06/1906 08/27/1907
07/06/1906 06/18/1907
07/06/1906 06/03/1912
07/06/1906 09/06/1909
  10/28/1907
07/06/1906 04/16/1907
  07/29/1910
  03/17/1908
  11/17/1919
  10/06/1921
07/06/1906 06/11/1907
  08/25/1926
  04/13/1923
  12/17/1923
  09/28/1911
  03/10/1921
  01/27/1920
07/06/1906 07/19/1913
07/06/1906 05/27/1907
07/06/1906 05/27/1921
07/06/1906 03/25/1912
03/26/1912
  09/22/1918
07/06/1906 11/27/1911
07/06/1906 03/27/1908
  03/25/1925
07/06/1906 03/09/1907
07/06/1906 04/23/1908
  04/08/1922
  09/03/1921
07/06/1906 08/27/1907
07/06/1906 06/04/1907
07/06/1906 07/31/1908
  06/17/1907
07/06/1906 11/24/1909
11/29/1909
  12/04/1909
  07/15/1919
07/06/1906 07/12/1911
07/06/1906 08/03/1911
07/06/1906 02/09/1907
07/06/1906 09/17/1909
10/19/1909
07/06/1906 10/11/1907
07/06/1906 07/11/1911
07/13/1911
07/06/1906 04/16/1907
07/06/1906 01/29/1907
  08/24/1907
07/06/1906 04/16/1907
07/06/1906 02/09/1907
07/06/1906 11/25/1919
  07/08/1907
     
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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