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