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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
  06/04/1962
10/18/1907 08/08/1910
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
10/18/1907 01/05/1914
  01/15/1910
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
  08/05/1935
  04/02/1973
  12/30/1918
10/18/1907 10/07/1910
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
10/18/1907 03/15/1911
10/18/1907 02/02/1910
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
10/18/1907 12/13/1911
  02/04/1914
10/18/1907 09/05/1912
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
  12/16/1909
10/18/1907 09/19/1910
10/18/1907 09/11/1911
  05/09/1925
10/18/1907 04/13/1911
10/18/1907 03/01/1912
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
  03/10/1978
10/18/1907 03/18/1913
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
10/18/1907 05/12/1910
10/18/1907 03/12/1910
  05/29/2015
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
10/18/1907 11/27/1909
     
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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