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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  08/28/2002
  10/21/1998
  08/22/1997
  07/27/1998
  09/06/2000
  03/02/2004
  03/10/1999
  09/21/2001
  09/07/2000
  10/04/1999
  12/03/1998
  11/26/2003
  09/16/1997
  03/25/1997
  12/07/2006
  01/05/1998
  10/15/2003
  11/04/1998
  03/06/2000
  12/17/1998
  04/25/2002
  07/22/2003
  08/10/1998
  04/30/1997
  06/21/2010
  08/14/2000
  01/26/2000
  04/20/2000
  04/03/1998
  07/23/1998
  09/22/2010
  06/08/2009
  05/02/1997
  01/20/1999
  12/10/2014
  10/29/2001
  08/06/2008
  07/22/1997
  10/30/2003
  01/30/1998
  08/22/2008
  09/02/1999
  09/24/2014
  03/27/1997
  10/30/2000
  01/13/1999
  09/25/2008
  06/10/1997
  09/06/2000
  05/24/2013
  08/22/2002
  09/16/2005
  11/19/1997
  06/03/1998
  08/05/1999
  03/14/2008
  09/07/2000
  10/24/2001
  09/24/2004
  08/12/1997
  12/30/2011
  03/19/2002
  11/12/2001
  03/25/1999
  01/08/1998
  12/05/2000
  09/18/2007
  04/20/1998
  03/09/1999
  11/03/1999
  09/22/2004
  07/03/1997
  06/12/1997
  10/14/2003
  03/31/1999
  05/09/2001
  07/16/2001
  08/25/2003
  03/02/2005
  12/06/2010
  11/29/1999
  02/14/2011
  06/08/2000
  09/30/2004
  11/30/1999
  12/03/2002
  06/26/1998
  01/27/1998
  09/24/2004
  07/16/1997
  03/24/1998
  10/12/1999
  05/31/2005
  03/23/2006
  03/02/2005
  03/19/2004
  12/15/1999
  02/11/1999
  05/24/1999
  08/18/1998
  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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