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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
12/08/1949 09/26/1956
12/12/1949 05/27/1957
  06/20/1960
07/03/1962
  09/17/1993
  09/20/1984
  10/06/1986
12/08/1949 09/18/1956
  06/07/1993
01/04/1950 10/14/1958
08/12/1949 08/27/1953
  06/01/1993
  07/11/1975
  11/30/1971
  04/04/1972
  09/10/1968
12/12/1949 08/03/1954
12/08/1949 09/03/1952
  06/29/1984
  12/14/1961
  01/10/1991
12/08/1949 12/10/1976
  12/31/1992
  03/29/1968
12/08/1949 06/29/1957
  10/14/1991
12/28/1949 07/22/1954
  11/07/1961
  12/27/1971
  05/11/1984
  12/08/1958
  09/16/1963
12/08/1949 05/14/1965
  08/01/1966
  08/05/1970
08/12/1949 10/12/1950
12/10/1949 12/28/1956
08/12/1949 11/08/1961
  11/21/1985
  02/04/1967
  05/07/2002
  10/15/1969
  12/28/1961
  05/11/1992
08/12/1949 04/15/1954
  05/23/1962
  02/05/1993
  08/27/1957
  02/24/1961
08/12/1949 06/27/1951
  03/06/1978
  09/28/1981
  01/22/1958
08/12/1949 08/11/1954
12/08/1949 11/10/1952
12/08/1949 06/17/1953
  07/24/1986
  08/14/2000
  01/18/1993
12/08/1949 10/02/1969
  08/09/1971
12/08/1949 02/22/1955
12/08/1949 06/28/1951
  02/26/1965
  10/20/1966
  09/14/1993
  09/03/1954
  08/02/1958
12/22/1949 06/05/1956
  04/13/1981
08/12/1949 05/14/1952
  07/11/1984
  02/21/1974
  07/22/1968
  04/11/1957
12/08/1949 02/22/1951
  12/31/1965
12/08/1949 08/03/1954
  08/10/1965
12/16/1949 11/09/1950
  09/30/1958
  02/14/1956
12/19/1949 09/27/1962
12/08/1949 02/20/1957
12/08/1949 07/06/1951
12/08/1949 12/17/1951
  07/20/1964
  04/21/1953
  05/29/1951
  05/05/1992
  09/20/1966
  01/05/1989
  09/02/1967
  09/18/1992
  10/29/1956
  12/24/1991
12/08/1949 04/10/1951
  05/20/1968
  03/29/1954
  05/22/1956
08/12/1949 09/21/1950
  10/03/1996
12/08/1949 07/01/1953
  07/18/1963
  01/05/1968
  08/24/1962
  06/18/1991
  05/24/1965
  08/22/1968
  06/01/2004
  10/30/1962
  08/18/1970
12/08/1949 10/29/1952
  09/19/1995
08/12/1949 07/05/1950
  12/20/1958
  08/02/2006
  07/26/1956
  03/14/1983
  08/25/1992
  08/22/1991
  06/27/2006
  02/07/1964
12/08/1949 08/03/1954
02/11/1950 05/02/1959
08/12/1949 12/17/1953
  04/21/1964
  06/20/1961
08/12/1949 08/03/1951
  01/31/1974
08/12/1949 06/12/1951
  06/25/1996
  04/02/2014
  02/10/1956
  05/26/1976
12/10/1949 10/23/1961
08/12/1949 02/15/1956
12/08/1949 10/06/1952
12/08/1949 11/26/1954
02/11/1950 03/14/1961
  10/15/1975
  08/16/1966
  05/24/1993
02/10/1950 06/01/1954
12/12/1949 05/10/1954
  05/05/1964
  02/14/1986
  09/18/1981
  04/01/1981
  08/23/1984
  08/29/1953
  05/21/1976
  05/18/1963
  05/18/1963
  10/16/2001
  11/08/1984
  06/10/1965
  04/27/1973
  04/02/1993
  03/26/1992
  07/06/1981
  07/12/1962
  03/31/1952
  01/25/2013
12/08/1949 08/04/1952
12/08/1949 02/28/1959
  09/23/1957
  10/13/1976
  06/28/1973
12/08/1949 12/28/1953
08/12/1949 03/31/1950
08/12/1949 11/02/1953
  01/13/1993
  12/29/1954
  09/01/1993
  05/08/2003
  01/06/1962
  04/13/1978
  09/24/1963
  05/04/1957
08/12/1949 02/10/1954
  04/10/1992
  02/19/1981
  05/18/1964
12/12/1949 08/03/1954
  05/10/1972
12/08/1949 09/23/1957
  12/12/1962
08/12/1949 08/02/1955
08/12/1949 03/05/1969
  10/08/1993
  10/27/1982
02/10/1950 02/13/1956
  06/28/1957
  07/16/1970
  10/19/1966
  03/07/1983
     
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).

Niue : Geneva Conventions 1949 : As evidenced by paragraph 10(1) read together with sub-paragraph 10(3)(b) of New Zealand's 1958 Geneva Conventions Act adopted in anticipation of New Zealand's accessions (2 May 1959) to the Four Geneva Conventions of 1949, Niue's Geneva Conventions Act 1958 (published most recently in Niue Laws 2006, vol. 2, p. 877), bearing in mind the rule as expressed in Article 29 of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, and following discussions with relevant authorities, the International Committee of the Red Cross considers that the 1959 New Zealand accessions cover the territory of Niue.
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