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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
  02/10/2003
07/18/1998 01/31/2003
07/18/1998 04/30/2001
10/23/1998 06/18/2001
01/08/1999 02/08/2001
12/09/1998 07/01/2002
10/07/1998 12/28/2000
09/16/1999 03/23/2010
09/08/2000 12/10/2002
09/10/1998 06/28/2000
04/05/2000 04/05/2000
09/24/1999 01/22/2002
07/17/1998 06/27/2002
07/17/2000 04/11/2002
09/08/2000 09/08/2000
02/07/2000 05/07/2002
02/11/1999 04/11/2002
11/30/1998 04/16/2004
01/13/1999 09/21/2004
12/28/2000 10/10/2011
10/23/2000 04/11/2002
12/18/1998 07/07/2000
12/07/1999 10/03/2001
10/20/1999 11/01/2006
09/11/1998 06/29/2009
12/10/1998 08/05/2002
09/22/2000 08/18/2006
07/17/1998 05/03/2004
  07/18/2008
10/07/1998 06/07/2001
11/30/1998 02/15/2013
10/12/1998 05/21/2001
10/15/1998 03/07/2002
04/13/1999 07/21/2009
09/08/2000 04/11/2002
09/25/1998 06/21/2001
10/07/1998 11/05/2002
  02/12/2001
09/08/2000 05/12/2005
10/07/1998 02/05/2002
12/27/1999 01/30/2002
11/29/1999 11/29/1999
10/07/1998 12/29/2000
07/18/1998 06/09/2000
12/22/1998 09/20/2000
12/04/1998 06/28/2002
07/18/1998 09/05/2003
12/10/1998 12/11/2000
07/18/1998 12/20/1999
07/18/1998 05/15/2002
  05/19/2011
  04/02/2012
09/07/2000 07/14/2003
12/28/2000 09/24/2004
10/07/1998 07/01/2002
01/15/1999 11/30/2001
08/26/1998 05/25/2000
10/07/1998 04/11/2002
07/18/1998 07/26/1999
  07/17/2007
10/07/1998 04/11/2002
08/11/1999 03/15/2005
04/22/1999 06/28/2002
11/30/1998 09/06/2000
07/17/1998 09/22/2004
07/18/1998 10/02/2001
12/10/1998 05/12/2003
10/13/1998 09/08/2000
07/18/1998 03/14/2008
03/02/1999 09/19/2002
  09/21/2011
07/17/1998 08/16/2000
07/17/1998 11/29/2002
09/06/2000 12/07/2000
11/11/1998 03/05/2002
09/07/2000 10/28/2005
12/29/2000 04/11/2002
  10/23/2006
10/27/1998 06/25/2002
12/13/2000 11/12/2001
07/18/1998 07/17/2001
10/07/1998 09/07/2000
07/17/1998 04/11/2002
06/01/2000 09/27/2001
08/28/1998 02/16/2000
  01/02/2015
07/18/1998 03/21/2002
10/07/1998 05/14/2001
12/07/2000 11/10/2001
12/28/2000 08/30/2011
04/09/1999 11/12/2001
10/07/1998 02/05/2002
03/08/2000 11/13/2002
09/08/2000 10/12/2010
07/07/1999 04/11/2002
  08/22/2006
08/27/1999 08/18/2010
  12/03/2002
07/17/1998 09/16/2002
07/18/1998 05/13/1999
07/18/1998 02/02/1999
12/19/2000 09/06/2001
12/28/2000 08/10/2010
10/17/1998 09/15/2000
12/23/1998 04/11/2002
10/07/1998 12/31/2001
07/17/1998 11/27/2000
07/18/1998 10/24/2000
  07/15/2008
10/07/1998 06/28/2001
07/18/1998 10/12/2001
11/30/1998 05/05/2000
10/07/1998 03/06/2002
  09/06/2002
03/23/1999 04/06/1999
  06/24/2011
03/17/1999 06/14/2002
11/30/1998 10/04/2001
12/29/2000 08/20/2002
12/19/2000 06/28/2002
  12/02/2011
10/14/1998 06/07/2000
07/17/1998 11/13/2002
     
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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