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STATES PARTIES
SIGNATURE
RATIFICATION / ACCESSION [1]
RESERVATION / DECLARATION [2]
12/03/2008 09/08/2011
12/03/2008 06/16/2009
  04/09/2013
07/16/2010 08/23/2010
12/03/2008 10/08/2012
12/03/2008 04/02/2009
12/03/2008 12/22/2009
  09/02/2014
12/03/2008 04/30/2013
12/03/2008 09/07/2010
12/03/2008 06/27/2011
12/03/2008 04/06/2011
12/03/2008 02/16/2010
12/03/2008 09/25/2009
12/03/2008 10/19/2010
12/15/2009 07/12/2012
12/03/2008 03/16/2015
12/03/2008 03/26/2013
12/03/2008 12/16/2010
12/03/2008 09/10/2015
12/03/2008 07/28/2010
12/03/2008 09/02/2014
12/03/2008 08/23/2011
12/03/2008 04/28/2011
12/04/2008 03/12/2012
12/03/2008 08/17/2009
12/03/2008 09/22/2011
12/03/2008 02/12/2010
11/10/2009 12/20/2011
12/03/2008 05/11/2010
12/03/2008 01/10/2011
12/03/2008 05/28/2010
12/03/2008 09/25/2009
12/03/2008 07/08/2009
12/03/2008 02/03/2011
  06/29/2011
12/03/2008 11/03/2010
12/03/2008 10/21/2014
12/04/2008 11/29/2010
  10/31/2014
12/03/2008 12/03/2008
12/03/2008 03/21/2012
12/03/2008 07/03/2012
12/03/2008 08/31/2015
11/12/2009 05/14/2013
12/03/2008 12/03/2008
12/03/2008 09/21/2011
12/03/2008 07/14/2009
12/03/2008 03/18/2009
12/03/2008 11/05/2010
12/03/2008 05/28/2010
12/03/2008 03/04/2013
12/03/2008 03/24/2011
12/03/2008 07/10/2009
12/03/2008 10/07/2009
12/03/2008 06/30/2010
12/03/2008 09/24/2009
04/19/2010 02/01/2012
  10/01/2015
12/03/2008 05/06/2009
12/03/2008 09/21/2010
12/03/2008 01/25/2010
12/03/2008 03/14/2011
12/03/2008 02/04/2013
12/03/2008 02/23/2011
12/03/2008 12/22/2009
12/03/2008 11/02/2009
12/03/2008 06/02/2009
12/03/2008 12/03/2008
  01/02/2015
12/03/2008 11/29/2010
12/03/2008 03/12/2015
12/03/2008 09/26/2012
12/03/2008 03/09/2011
12/03/2008 02/16/2010
12/03/2008 08/25/2015
  09/13/2013
09/23/2009 10/29/2010
12/03/2008 04/28/2010
12/03/2008 07/10/2009
12/03/2008 08/03/2011
04/13/2010 05/20/2010
12/03/2008 12/03/2008
  07/24/2015
12/03/2008 08/19/2009
12/03/2008 09/30/2015
12/03/2008 05/28/2015
12/03/2008 06/17/2009
  09/13/2011
12/03/2008 04/23/2012
12/03/2008 07/17/2012
12/03/2008 10/08/2009
12/03/2008 06/22/2012
  09/21/2011
01/12/2009 09/28/2010
12/03/2008 05/04/2010
12/03/2008 09/24/2009
12/03/2008 08/12/2009
     
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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