ICRC databases on international humanitarian law
     
STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  09/11/2002
09/08/1998 02/29/2000
12/03/1997 10/09/2001
12/03/1997 06/29/1998
12/04/1997 07/05/2002
12/03/1997 05/03/1999
12/04/1997 09/14/1999
12/03/1997 01/14/1999
12/03/1997 06/29/1998
12/03/1997 07/31/1998
05/07/1998 09/06/2000
12/03/1997 01/26/1999
  09/03/2003
12/03/1997 09/04/1998
02/27/1998 04/23/1998
12/03/1997 09/25/1998
  08/18/2005
12/03/1997 06/09/1998
12/03/1997 09/08/1998
12/03/1997 03/01/2000
12/03/1997 04/30/1999
12/04/1997 04/24/2006
12/03/1997 09/04/1998
12/03/1997 09/16/1998
12/03/1997 10/22/2003
12/04/1997 05/14/2001
12/03/1997 07/28/1999
12/03/1997 09/19/2002
12/03/1997 12/03/1997
  11/08/2002
07/06/1998 05/06/1999
12/03/1997 09/10/2001
12/03/1997 09/06/2000
  08/19/2002
  05/04/2001
12/03/1997 03/15/2006
12/03/1997 03/17/1999
12/03/1997 06/30/2000
12/04/1997 05/20/1998
12/04/1997 01/17/2003
12/03/1997 10/26/1999
  05/02/2002
12/04/1997 06/08/1998
12/03/1997 05/18/1998
12/03/1997 03/26/1999
12/03/1997 06/30/2000
12/04/1997 04/29/1999
12/04/1997 01/27/1999
  09/16/1998
  08/27/2001
  05/12/2004
12/03/1997 12/17/2004
12/03/1997 06/10/1998
  01/09/2012
12/03/1997 07/23/1998
12/03/1997 09/08/2000
12/04/1997 09/23/2002
12/03/1997 07/23/1998
12/04/1997 06/30/2000
12/03/1997 09/25/2003
12/03/1997 08/19/1998
12/03/1997 03/26/1999
12/04/1997 10/08/1998
12/03/1997 05/22/2001
12/04/1997 08/05/2003
12/03/1997 02/15/2006
12/04/1997 02/17/1998
12/03/1997 09/24/1998
12/03/1997 04/06/1998
12/04/1997 05/05/1999
12/04/1997 02/16/2007
  08/15/2007
12/03/1997 12/03/1997
12/03/1997 04/23/1999
12/03/1997 07/17/1998
12/03/1997 09/30/1998
08/11/1998 11/13/1998
12/05/1997 01/23/2001
  09/07/2000
  07/30/2007
  07/01/2005
12/04/1997 12/02/1998
  12/23/1999
12/03/1997 10/05/1999
02/26/1999 05/12/2003
12/04/1997 06/14/1999
12/04/1997 09/16/1999
12/04/1997 08/13/1998
12/03/1997 04/22/1999
10/01/1998 09/07/2000
12/03/1997 06/02/1998
12/04/1997 05/07/2001
12/03/1997 07/21/2000
12/03/1997 12/03/1997
12/03/1997 06/09/1998
12/04/1997 11/17/1998
  10/23/2006
12/03/1997 08/25/1998
12/03/1997 09/21/1998
  08/07/2000
12/03/1997 04/12/1999
12/03/1997 01/27/1999
12/04/1997 11/30/1998
12/04/1997 03/23/1999
  09/27/2001
12/03/1997 04/15/1998
12/03/1997 07/09/1998
  08/20/2014
  11/19/2007
12/04/1997 10/07/1998
  06/28/2004
12/03/1997 11/13/1998
12/03/1997 06/17/1998
12/03/1997 02/15/2000
12/04/1997 12/27/2012
12/03/1997 02/19/1999
12/04/1997 10/13/1998
12/03/1997 09/08/2000
12/03/1997 11/30/2000
12/03/1997 06/08/2000
12/03/1997 12/02/1998
12/03/1997 04/13/1999
12/03/1997 08/01/2001
12/03/1997 07/23/1998
12/03/1997 03/18/1998
04/30/1998 03/31/2003
12/03/1997 09/24/1998
  09/18/2003
12/04/1997 06/02/2000
07/29/1998 04/25/2001
12/03/1997 02/25/1999
12/03/1997 10/27/1998
12/03/1997 01/26/1999
  04/16/2012
12/03/1997 06/26/1998
  11/11/2011
12/03/1997 01/19/1999
12/04/1997 10/13/2003
12/04/1997 05/23/2002
12/04/1997 12/22/1998
12/04/1997 11/30/1998
12/03/1997 03/24/1998
  10/12/1999
12/03/1997 11/27/1998
  09/09/1998
  05/07/2003
12/04/1997 03/09/2000
12/04/1997 04/27/1998
12/04/1997 07/09/1999
  09/25/2003
12/03/1997 01/19/1998
  09/13/2011
12/03/1997 02/25/1999
02/24/1999 12/27/2005
12/03/1997 07/31/1998
12/03/1997 11/13/2000
12/03/1997 06/07/2001
12/04/1997 09/16/2005
12/03/1997 04/14/1999
12/04/1997 09/01/1998
12/12/1997 02/23/2001
12/03/1997 06/18/1998
     
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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