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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  12/20/1960
  05/10/2007
  09/05/1993
12/31/1954 03/25/1964
  09/20/1993
  08/26/2008
  06/23/2006
  10/02/2008
12/30/1954 05/07/1957
05/14/1959 09/16/1960
  04/17/2012
  07/12/1993
12/31/1954 09/12/1958
  10/09/1958
  02/04/1987
12/17/1954 04/04/1962
  10/12/1961
  11/29/2005
  09/11/2008
05/14/1954 01/05/2000
  06/18/1998
  06/03/1998
  07/06/1992
05/14/1954 11/26/1957
  09/09/1964
  03/26/1993
  04/18/1961
10/18/1954 03/26/2003
  03/21/2002
05/14/1954 02/08/1961
12/30/1954 08/17/1955
05/14/1954 03/27/2002
  01/17/2005
  08/31/2015
  09/16/1994
05/14/1954 06/07/1957
  12/04/1961
  11/04/1992
05/14/1954 08/11/1967
  07/25/1960
05/14/1954 02/09/1981
  05/19/1994
  12/11/1961
  02/24/1958
  10/25/2002
  08/16/1956
05/14/1954 06/16/1958
12/24/1954 07/26/1967
05/14/1954 12/21/1967
05/14/1954 06/22/1959
  04/01/1958
05/14/1954 05/09/1958
09/06/1954 09/10/2007
12/22/1954 10/02/1957
  03/14/1997
  02/17/1970
  12/19/2003
05/25/1954 06/01/1960
05/14/1954 11/19/1957
  04/28/1960
  07/27/1998
05/14/1954 09/29/1961
  11/03/1961
  12/12/1960
  05/18/1961
12/29/1954 05/07/1956
05/14/1954 12/10/1957
  04/26/2007
  08/30/1968
12/31/1954 02/10/1956
05/14/1954 10/14/1958
  10/17/2013
05/14/1954 11/25/1959
  12/06/1976
  06/05/1961
05/14/1954 09/19/1961
  03/27/1959
  03/22/2012
  03/08/2001
  11/09/2004
  07/21/1989
05/14/1954 08/06/1956
  02/18/2005
  12/09/1999
  03/21/1958
05/14/1954 01/04/1957
05/14/1954 02/09/1956
  11/06/2007
  06/17/1987
05/14/1954 09/11/2001
  03/31/1993
  11/05/1992
05/14/1954 06/26/1992
  01/22/1985
  05/15/1962
05/14/1954 03/06/1958
  08/28/1992
  05/02/1958
  04/30/1997
  01/28/1981
  12/15/1965
05/14/1954 02/06/1957
05/14/1954 09/24/1999
  02/06/1970
     
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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