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11 Sep 1998 16 Jun 2004 Ratification 14 Sep 2004
25 Jul 2000 Accession 23 Feb 2004
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11 Sep 1998 20 May 2002 Ratification 23 Feb 2004
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11 Sep 1998 10 Mar 2004 Ratification 08 Jun 2004
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24 Aug 1999 22 Mar 2005 Ratification 20 Jun 2005 Declarations
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11 Sep 1998 03 Dec 2008 Ratification 03 Mar 2009
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23 Mar 2005 Ratification 21 Jun 2005
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11 Sep 1998 24 Sep 2013 Ratification 23 Dec 2013
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11 Sep 1998 24 Jun 2005 Ratification 22 Sep 2005
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11 Sep 1998 23 Sep 2003 Ratification 23 Feb 2004 Declarations
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11 Sep 1998 Signatory
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11 Sep 1998 Signatory

Declarations

With the following declaration:

In accordance with the provision of article 138 of the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and article 153 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Government of the People’s Republic of China decides that the Convention shall apply to the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China; it shall not apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China until the Government of China notifies otherwise.

On 26 August 2008, the Government of the People's Republic of China communicated to the Secretary-General the following declaration:

In accordance with the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Government of the People’s Republic of China decides that the Convention shall apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

With a territorial exclusion in respect of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

For the Kingdom in Europe.

With the following territorial exclusion: ".....consistent with the constitutional status of Tokelau and taking into account the commitment of the Government of New Zealand to the development of self-government for Tokelau through an act of self-determination under the Charter of the United Nations, this ratification shall not extend to Tokelau unless and until a Declaration to this effect is lodged by the Government of New Zealand with the Depositary on the basis of appropriate consultation with that territory."

Objections

13 January 2004With regard to the declaration made by the Syrian Arab Republic upon ratification :"The Government of the State of Israel has noted that the instrument of ratification of the Syrian Arab Republic to the abovementioned Convention contains a declaration with respect to the State of Israel. The Government of the State of Israel considers that such declaration, which is explicitly of a political nature, is incompatible with the purposes and objectives of the Convention.The Government of the State of Israel therefore objects to the aforesaid declaration made by the Syrian Arab Republic."

End Notes

With the following declaration:

In accordance with the provision of article 138 of the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and article 153 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Government of the People’s Republic of China decides that the Convention shall apply to the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China; it shall not apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China until the Government of China notifies otherwise.

On 26 August 2008, the Government of the People's Republic of China communicated to the Secretary-General the following declaration:

In accordance with the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Government of the People’s Republic of China decides that the Convention shall apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

With a territorial exclusion in respect of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

For the Kingdom in Europe.

With the following territorial exclusion: ".....consistent with the constitutional status of Tokelau and taking into account the commitment of the Government of New Zealand to the development of self-government for Tokelau through an act of self-determination under the Charter of the United Nations, this ratification shall not extend to Tokelau unless and until a Declaration to this effect is lodged by the Government of New Zealand with the Depositary on the basis of appropriate consultation with that territory."