ICRC databases on international humanitarian law
     
STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  03/22/1956
  05/12/1955
  10/31/1963
  09/22/2006
  10/25/1988
  06/05/1956
  06/23/1993
12/11/1948 07/08/1949
  03/19/1958
  08/16/1996
  08/05/1975
  03/27/1990
  10/05/1998
  01/14/1980
12/16/1949 08/11/1954
12/12/1949 09/05/1951
  03/10/1998
12/11/1948 06/14/2005
  12/29/1992
12/11/1948 04/15/1952
  07/21/1950
  09/14/1965
  01/06/1997
  10/10/2011
  10/14/1950
11/28/1949 09/03/1952
12/11/1949 09/03/1952
07/20/1949 04/18/1983
08/12/1949 10/27/1959
  09/27/2004
  10/14/1950
  12/18/1995
  10/12/1992
12/28/1949 03/04/1953
  03/29/1982
  02/22/1993
  01/31/1989
  05/31/1962
09/28/1949 06/15/1951
12/11/1948 12/21/1949
12/12/1948 02/08/1952
04/27/1949 09/28/1950
  10/21/1991
12/11/1948 07/01/1949
  01/11/1973
  12/18/1959
12/11/1948 10/14/1950
  01/21/1983
  12/29/1978
  10/11/1993
  11/24/1954
  12/24/1958
12/29/1949 12/08/1954
06/22/1949 01/13/1950
  09/07/2000
  09/24/2013
12/11/1948 10/14/1959
04/22/1949 03/05/1952
  01/07/1952
05/14/1949 08/29/1949
11/29/1949 08/27/1959
  01/20/1959
  06/22/1976
12/08/1949 08/14/1956
08/17/1949 03/09/1950
  06/04/1952
  09/23/1968
  04/03/1950
  08/26/1998
  03/07/1995
  09/05/1997
  12/08/1950
  04/14/1992
12/30/1949 12/17/1953
  11/29/1974
12/11/1948 06/09/1950
  05/16/1989
  03/24/1994
  02/01/1996
  10/07/1981
  12/20/1994
  04/24/1984
  07/16/1974
  06/06/2014
12/14/1948 07/22/1952
  03/30/1950
  01/05/1967
  10/23/2006
  01/24/1958
  04/18/1983
12/30/1949 03/14/1956
  11/28/1994
  01/17/1969
  06/20/1966
11/25/1949 12/28/1978
  01/29/1952
  07/27/2009
12/11/1948 07/22/1949
12/11/1948 10/12/1957
  04/02/2014
12/11/1948 01/11/1957
  01/27/1982
12/11/1948 10/03/2001
12/11/1948 02/24/1960
12/11/1948 07/07/1950
  11/14/1950
  02/09/1999
  10/14/1950
  01/26/1993
  11/02/1950
12/16/1949 05/03/1954
  04/26/1975
  11/09/1981
  11/08/2013
  07/13/1950
  08/04/1983
  03/12/2001
  05/05/1992
  10/18/1995
  05/28/1993
  07/06/1992
  12/10/1998
  09/13/1968
  10/02/1950
  10/13/2003
12/30/1949 05/27/1952
  09/07/2000
  06/25/1955
  11/03/2015
  01/18/1994
  05/24/1984
  02/16/1972
  12/13/2002
  11/29/1956
  07/31/1950
  11/14/1995
12/16/1949 11/15/1954
  11/11/2005
  01/30/1970
  04/05/1984
12/11/1948 11/25/1988
12/11/1948 07/11/1967
  09/09/1999
  07/12/1960
  06/09/1981
  02/09/1987
  05/13/1991
     
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).
[Top]