Participant Action Date of Notification/Deposit Date of Effect
Afghanistan Accession 19/09/2002 19/10/2002
Albania Accession 05/02/2008 05/03/2008
Algeria Accession 27/12/2006 27/01/2007
Andorra Signature 07/09/2000
Andorra Ratification 30/04/2001 18/01/2002
Angola Accession 24/03/2005 24/04/2005
Antigua and Barbuda Signature 18/12/2001
Antigua and Barbuda Ratification 30/04/2002 30/05/2002
Argentina Signature 01/04/2002
Argentina Ratification 25/09/2003 25/10/2003
Armenia Signature 24/09/2003
Armenia Ratification 30/06/2005 30/07/2005
Australia Signature 18/12/2001
Australia Ratification 08/01/2007 08/02/2007
Austria Objection 04/10/2002
Austria Signature 06/09/2000
Austria Ratification 06/05/2004 06/06/2004
Azerbaijan Signature 08/09/2000
Azerbaijan Ratification 03/07/2002 03/08/2002
Bahamas Accession 28/09/2015 28/10/2015
Bahrain Accession 21/09/2004 21/10/2004
Bangladesh Signature 06/09/2000
Bangladesh Ratification 06/09/2000 18/01/2002
Belarus Accession 23/01/2002 23/02/2002
Belgium Signature 06/09/2000
Belgium Ratification 17/03/2006 17/04/2006
Belize Signature 06/09/2000
Belize Ratification 01/12/2003 01/01/2004
Benin Signature 22/02/2001
Benin Ratification 31/01/2005 28/02/2005
Bhutan Signature 15/09/2005
Bhutan Ratification 26/10/2009 26/11/2009
Bolivia Signature 10/11/2001
Bolivia Ratification 03/06/2003 03/07/2003
Bosnia and Herzegovina Signature 07/09/2000
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ratification 04/09/2002 04/10/2002
Botswana Accession 24/09/2003 24/10/2003
Brazil Signature 06/09/2000
Brazil Ratification 27/01/2004 27/02/2004
Brunei Darussalam Accession 21/11/2006 21/12/2006
Bulgaria Signature 08/06/2001
Bulgaria Ratification 12/02/2002 12/03/2002
Burkina Faso Signature 16/11/2001
Burkina Faso Ratification 31/03/2006 30/04/2006
Burundi Accession 06/11/2007 06/12/2007
Cambodia Signature 27/06/2000
Cambodia Ratification 30/05/2002 30/06/2002
Cameroon Signature 05/10/2001
Canada Signature 10/11/2001
Canada Ratification 14/09/2005 14/10/2005
Cape Verde Accession 10/05/2002 10/06/2002
Central African Republic Signature 27/09/2010
Central African Republic Ratification 24/10/2012 24/11/2012
Chad Signature 03/05/2002
Chad Ratification 28/08/2002 28/09/2002
Chile Signature 28/06/2000
Chile Ratification 06/02/2003 06/03/2003
China Rectification 30/04/2002
China Signature 06/09/2000
China Communication 03/12/2002
China Ratification 03/12/2002 03/01/2003
Colombia Signature 06/09/2000
Colombia Ratification 11/11/2003 11/12/2003
Comoros Accession 23/02/2007 23/03/2007
Congo Accession 27/10/2009 27/11/2009
Costa Rica Signature 07/09/2000
Costa Rica Ratification 09/04/2002 09/05/2002
Côte d'Ivoire Accession 19/09/2011 19/10/2011
Croatia Signature 08/05/2002
Croatia Ratification 13/05/2002 13/06/2002
Cuba Signature 13/10/2000
Cuba Ratification 25/09/2001 18/01/2002
Cyprus Signature 08/02/2001
Cyprus Objection 12/08/2003
Cyprus Ratification 06/04/2006 06/05/2006
Czech Republic Objection 26/08/2013
Czech Republic Signature 26/01/2005
Czech Republic Ratification 26/08/2013 26/09/2013
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Signature 09/09/2014
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ratification 10/11/2014 10/12/2014
Democratic Republic of the Congo Accession 11/11/2001 18/01/2002
Denmark Withdrawal of declaration 10/10/2016
Denmark Territorial exclusion 24/07/2003
Denmark Signature 07/09/2000
Denmark Ratification 24/07/2003 24/08/2003
Djibouti Signature 14/06/2006
Djibouti Ratification 27/04/2011 27/05/2011
Dominica Accession 20/09/2002 20/10/2002
Dominican Republic Accession 06/12/2006 06/01/2007
Ecuador Signature 06/09/2000
Ecuador Ratification 30/01/2004 29/02/2004
Egypt Accession 12/07/2002 12/08/2002
El Salvador Signature 13/09/2002
El Salvador Ratification 17/05/2004 17/06/2004
Equatorial Guinea Accession 07/02/2003 07/03/2003
Eritrea Accession 16/02/2005 16/03/2005
Estonia Signature 24/09/2003
Estonia Ratification 03/08/2004 03/09/2004
Ethiopia Accession 25/03/2014 25/04/2014
Fiji Signature 16/09/2005
Fiji Ratification 09/03/2021 09/04/2021
Finland Signature 07/09/2000
Finland Communication 10/03/2003
Finland Ratification 01/06/2012 01/07/2012
France Signature 06/09/2000
France Objection 18/11/2005
France Ratification 05/02/2003 05/03/2003
France Objection 18/06/2002 18/06/2002
Gabon Signature 08/09/2000
Gabon Ratification 01/10/2007 01/11/2007
Gambia Signature 21/12/2000
Gambia Ratification 08/04/2010 08/05/2010
Georgia Accession 28/06/2005 28/07/2005
Germany Objection 21/03/2002
Germany Signature 06/09/2000
Germany Objection 28/02/2017
Germany Ratification 15/07/2009 15/08/2009
Ghana Signature 24/09/2003
Greece Signature 07/09/2000
Greece Ratification 22/02/2008 22/03/2008
Grenada Accession 06/02/2012 06/03/2012
Guatemala Signature 07/09/2000
Guatemala Ratification 09/05/2002 09/06/2002
Guinea Accession 16/11/2011 16/12/2011
Guinea-Bissau Signature 08/09/2000
Guinea-Bissau Ratification 01/11/2010 01/12/2010
Guyana Accession 30/07/2010 30/08/2010
Haiti Signature 15/08/2002
Haiti Ratification 09/09/2014 09/10/2014
Holy See Signature 10/10/2000
Holy See Ratification 24/10/2001 18/01/2002
Honduras Accession 08/05/2002 08/06/2002
Hungary Signature 11/03/2002
Hungary Objection 24/02/2010
Hungary Ratification 24/02/2010 24/03/2010
Iceland Signature 07/09/2000
Iceland Ratification 09/07/2001 18/01/2002
India Signature 15/11/2004
India Ratification 16/08/2005 16/09/2005
Indonesia Signature 24/09/2001
Indonesia Ratification 24/09/2012 24/10/2012
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Accession 26/09/2007 26/10/2007
Iraq Accession 24/06/2008 24/07/2008
Ireland Communication 06/01/2003
Ireland Signature 07/09/2000
Israel Objection 30/09/2003
Israel Signature 14/11/2001
Israel Objection 23/07/2008
Israel Ratification 23/07/2008 23/08/2008
Italy Signature 06/09/2000
Italy Ratification 09/05/2002 09/06/2002
Jamaica Signature 08/09/2000
Jamaica Ratification 26/08/2011 26/09/2011
Japan Signature 10/05/2002
Japan Ratification 24/01/2005 24/02/2005
Jordan Signature 06/09/2000
Jordan Ratification 04/12/2006 04/01/2007
Kazakhstan Signature 06/09/2000
Kazakhstan Ratification 24/08/2001 18/01/2002
Kenya Signature 08/09/2000
Kiribati Accession 16/09/2015 16/10/2015
Kuwait Accession 26/08/2004 26/09/2004
Kyrgyzstan Accession 12/02/2003 12/03/2003
Lao People's Democratic Republic Accession 20/09/2006 20/10/2006
Latvia Signature 01/02/2002
Latvia Ratification 22/02/2006 22/03/2006
Lebanon Signature 10/10/2001
Lebanon Ratification 08/11/2004 08/12/2004
Lesotho Signature 06/09/2000
Lesotho Ratification 24/09/2003 24/10/2003
Liberia Signature 22/09/2004
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Accession 18/06/2004 18/07/2004
Liechtenstein Signature 08/09/2000
Liechtenstein Ratification 30/01/2013 28/02/2013
Lithuania Accession 05/08/2004 05/09/2004
Luxembourg Signature 08/09/2000
Luxembourg Ratification 02/09/2011 02/10/2011
Madagascar Signature 07/09/2000
Madagascar Ratification 22/09/2004 22/10/2004
Malawi Signature 07/09/2000
Malawi Ratification 07/10/2009 07/11/2009
Malaysia Accession 12/04/2012 12/05/2012
Maldives Signature 10/05/2002
Maldives Ratification 10/05/2002 10/06/2002
Mali Accession 16/05/2002 16/06/2002
Malta Signature 07/09/2000
Malta Ratification 28/09/2010 28/10/2010
Marshall Islands Accession 29/01/2019 28/02/2019
Mauritania Accession 23/04/2007 23/05/2007
Mauritius Signature 11/11/2001
Mauritius Ratification 14/06/2011 14/07/2011
Mexico Signature 07/09/2000
Mexico Ratification 15/03/2002 15/04/2002
Micronesia (Federated States of) Signature 08/05/2002
Micronesia (Federated States of) Ratification 23/04/2012 23/05/2012
Moldova Ratification 12/04/2007 12/05/2007
Monaco Signature 26/06/2000
Monaco Ratification 24/09/2008 24/10/2008
Mongolia Signature 12/11/2001
Mongolia Ratification 27/06/2003 27/07/2003
Montenegro Succession 23/10/2006 03/06/2006
Morocco Signature 08/09/2000
Morocco Ratification 02/10/2001 18/01/2002
Mozambique Accession 06/03/2003 06/04/2003
Myanmar Accession 16/01/2012 16/02/2012
Namibia Signature 08/09/2000
Namibia Ratification 16/04/2002 16/05/2002
Nauru Signature 08/09/2000
Nepal Signature 08/09/2000
Nepal Ratification 20/01/2006 20/02/2006
Netherlands Communication 07/04/2003
Netherlands Territorial application 17/10/2006
Netherlands Territorial application 11/10/2010
Netherlands Signature 07/09/2000
Netherlands Ratification 23/08/2005 23/09/2005
New Zealand Signature 07/09/2000
New Zealand Territorial exclusion 20/09/2011 20/09/2011
New Zealand Ratification 20/09/2011 20/10/2011
Nicaragua Accession 02/12/2004 02/01/2005
Niger Signature 27/03/2002
Niger Ratification 26/10/2004 26/11/2004
Nigeria Signature 08/09/2000
Nigeria Ratification 27/09/2010 27/10/2010
None Rectification 16/12/2002
None Issuance of certified true copies 12/07/2000
None Opening for signature
None Entry into force 18/10/2001 18/01/2002
Norway Objection 30/12/2002
Norway Objection 19/01/2006
Norway Signature 13/06/2000
Norway Ratification 02/10/2001 18/01/2002
Oman Accession 17/09/2004 17/10/2004
Pakistan Signature 26/09/2001
Pakistan Ratification 05/07/2011 05/08/2011
Panama Signature 31/10/2000
Panama Ratification 09/02/2001 18/01/2002
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