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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  07/22/1983
  05/19/1971
  08/26/2003
  06/23/1993
  08/16/1996
01/07/1969 05/08/1969
  10/06/1983
  09/01/1993
01/21/1969 05/21/1969
  10/06/1972
  04/27/2009
  10/12/1992
  09/13/1972
  02/22/1993
  11/08/1984
  10/21/1991
  12/29/1978
  03/31/1995
  09/07/2000
  06/07/1971
  08/16/2010
03/25/1969 06/24/1969
  01/12/1971
  05/01/1972
  03/07/1995
  12/28/1984
  04/14/1992
  09/16/2005
  05/16/1989
  02/01/1996
07/03/1969 03/15/2002
01/31/1969 05/21/1969
  10/23/2006
  09/03/1986
  12/01/1970
  01/02/2015
  06/21/2007
  09/23/2008
  08/11/2003
  05/15/1973
12/16/1968 02/14/1969
  01/26/1993
04/17/1969 09/15/1969
01/06/1969 04/22/1969
  04/16/1975
  11/09/1981
  03/12/2001
  05/28/1993
  07/06/1992
  01/18/1994
  06/15/1972
01/14/1969 06/19/1969
  09/21/2001
  05/06/1983
  02/09/1987
     
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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