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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  11/10/2009
  07/16/1993
  08/16/1989
  10/06/1986
  11/26/1986
  06/07/1993
12/07/1978 06/21/1991
12/12/1977 08/13/1982
  04/10/1980
  10/30/1986
  09/08/1980
  02/19/1990
12/12/1977 10/23/1989
12/12/1977 05/20/1986
  06/29/1984
  05/28/1986
  12/08/1983
  12/31/1992
  05/23/1979
  05/05/1992
  10/14/1991
12/11/1978 09/26/1989
01/11/1978 10/20/1987
  06/10/1993
  03/16/1995
  01/14/1998
  03/16/1984
12/12/1977 11/20/1990
  07/17/1984
  01/17/1997
12/12/1977 04/24/1991
  09/14/1983
  08/14/1995
  11/21/1985
  11/10/1983
  05/07/2002
  12/15/1983
12/12/1977 09/20/1989
  05/11/1992
  06/23/1999
  03/18/1996
  02/05/1993
  12/12/2002
12/12/1977 06/17/1982
  04/08/1991
  04/25/1996
  05/26/1994
12/12/1977 04/10/1979
12/12/1977 10/09/1992
12/12/1977 11/23/1978
  07/24/1986
  01/18/1993
  04/08/1994
  07/30/2008
12/12/1977 08/07/1980
  02/24/1984
  04/08/1980
  01/12/1989
  09/14/1993
12/23/1977 02/14/1991
12/12/1977 02/28/1978
  02/15/1993
  09/23/1998
12/12/1977 10/19/1987
  07/11/1984
  10/21/1986
  01/18/1988
  12/20/2006
12/12/1977 11/21/1985
12/12/1977 02/16/1995
12/12/1977 04/12/1989
12/12/1977 04/10/1987
12/12/1977 05/19/1999
12/12/1977 02/27/1986
  07/29/1986
  08/31/2004
12/12/1977 05/01/1979
  05/05/1992
  02/23/1999
  01/17/1985
  09/18/1992
04/18/1978 11/18/1980
  12/24/1991
  07/23/1997
  05/20/1994
  06/30/1988
  06/07/1978
12/12/1977 08/10/1989
  07/13/2000
12/12/1977 08/29/1989
10/13/1978 05/08/1992
  10/07/1991
  09/03/1991
  02/08/1989
  04/17/1989
  03/14/1980
  03/22/1982
  09/19/1995
  01/07/2000
12/12/1977 12/06/1995
  08/02/2006
12/12/1977 06/03/2011
  11/12/2002
  06/17/1994
  06/27/2006
12/12/1977 06/26/1987
11/27/1978 02/08/1988
12/12/1977 07/19/1999
06/16/1978 06/08/1979
  10/10/1988
12/12/1977 12/14/1981
  03/29/1984
  06/25/1996
  01/04/2015
12/12/1977 09/18/1995
  11/30/1990
12/12/1977 07/14/1989
  12/11/1986
12/12/1977 10/23/1991
12/12/1977 05/27/1992
  01/05/2005
12/07/1977 01/15/1982
  05/24/1993
03/28/1978 06/21/1990
12/12/1977 09/29/1989
  11/19/1984
  02/14/1986
  10/07/1982
  04/08/1983
  08/23/1984
06/22/1978 04/05/1994
  07/05/1996
  11/28/2001
12/12/1977 05/07/1985
  10/16/2001
  11/08/1984
  10/21/1986
  04/02/1993
  03/26/1992
  09/19/1988
  11/21/1995
  01/25/2013
11/07/1978 04/21/1989
  07/13/2006
  12/16/1985
  11/02/1995
12/12/1977 08/31/1979
12/12/1977 02/17/1982
  01/13/1993
  09/01/1993
  04/12/2005
06/21/1984 06/21/1984
  01/20/2003
  07/20/2001
12/12/1977 08/09/1979
  04/10/1992
  03/13/1991
12/12/1977 01/25/1990
  03/09/1983
12/12/1977 01/28/1998
  02/15/1983
  12/13/1985
  10/08/1993
  02/28/1985
  07/23/1998
02/14/1978 04/17/1990
  05/04/1995
  10/19/1992
     
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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