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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  03/05/1945
07/27/1929 06/23/1931
07/27/1929 03/13/1936
07/27/1929 05/12/1932
07/27/1929 08/13/1940
07/27/1929 03/23/1932
07/27/1929 10/13/1937
07/27/1929 02/20/1933
07/27/1929 06/01/1933
07/27/1929 11/19/1935
07/27/1929 06/05/1941
07/27/1929 10/12/1937
07/27/1929 08/05/1932
07/27/1929 07/25/1933
  04/22/1942
07/27/1929 06/11/1936
  08/09/1971
07/27/1929 08/21/1935
07/27/1929 02/21/1934
07/27/1929 05/28/1935
07/27/1929 09/10/1936
07/27/1929 06/23/1931
  06/05/1959
  05/29/1934
  08/03/1948
07/27/1929 03/24/1931
  03/09/1949
07/27/1929 10/14/1931
  01/11/1944
  02/27/1939
07/27/1929 08/01/1932
  03/17/1948
  04/01/1937
07/27/1929 10/05/1932
07/27/1929 06/23/1931
07/27/1929 06/24/1931
  02/02/1948
  05/26/1976
  04/01/1947
07/27/1929 06/29/1932
07/27/1929 06/08/1931
07/27/1929 10/24/1931
07/27/1929 05/20/1931
  09/15/1939
07/27/1929 06/23/1931
07/27/1929 08/06/1930
07/27/1929 07/03/1931
07/27/1929 12/19/1930
07/27/1929 06/03/1939
07/27/1929 03/10/1934
07/27/1929 06/23/1931
07/27/1929 02/04/1932
  07/15/1944
     
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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