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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  08/28/2002
04/08/1982 10/02/1995
04/08/1982 09/29/1983
04/10/1981 03/14/1983
  09/06/2000
04/10/1981 06/23/1982
04/10/1981 02/07/1995
  09/21/2001
  09/01/1993
  10/03/1995
04/10/1981 10/15/1982
  11/26/2003
  07/13/2012
  09/16/1997
  03/25/1997
04/10/1981 06/24/1994
09/14/1981 04/07/1982
  03/06/2000
  12/17/1998
  12/02/1993
04/10/1981 03/02/1987
  12/12/1988
  02/22/1993
04/10/1981 07/07/1982
  07/29/1996
09/09/1981 05/04/1982
  01/26/2000
04/10/1981 05/08/1982
04/10/1981 03/04/1988
  04/29/1996
04/10/1981 11/25/1992
04/10/1981 01/28/1992
  07/21/1983
  08/06/2008
  07/22/1997
  10/30/2003
04/10/1981 06/14/1982
  08/22/2008
05/15/1981 03/01/1984
  09/24/2014
04/10/1981 03/13/1995
  03/22/1995
04/10/1981 01/20/1995
09/22/1981 06/09/1982
  01/03/1983
  01/04/1993
  09/06/2000
  09/16/2005
02/11/1982 08/16/1989
  05/21/1996
  03/14/2008
  10/24/2001
  06/26/1995
  05/06/1996
04/10/1981 02/11/1982
04/10/1981 06/08/1982
  10/23/2006
  03/19/2002
  11/12/2001
04/10/1981 06/18/1987
04/10/1981 10/18/1993
  11/10/1992
04/10/1981 06/07/1983
01/26/1982 04/01/1985
  03/26/1997
  09/22/2004
  07/15/1996
04/10/1981 06/02/1983
  04/04/1997
  09/08/2000
04/08/1982 07/26/1995
04/10/1981 06/10/1982
  03/12/2001
  06/08/2000
  05/28/1993
  07/06/1992
  09/13/1995
04/10/1981 12/29/1993
  09/24/2004
04/10/1981 07/07/1982
06/18/1981 08/20/1982
  10/12/1999
  12/30/1996
09/15/1981 12/04/1995
  05/15/1987
  03/19/2004
  11/14/1995
04/10/1981 06/23/1982
04/10/1981 02/13/1995
04/08/1982 03/24/1995
  10/06/1994
  09/29/1997
  04/19/2005
  09/25/2013
     
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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