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Party Signature Ratification Status Party
18 Mar 1992 05 Jan 1994 Ratification 06 Oct 1996
18 Mar 1992 25 Jul 1996 Ratification 06 Oct 1996 Declarations
03 Aug 2000 Accession 01 Nov 2000
29 May 2003 Accession 27 Aug 2003
18 Mar 1992 08 Nov 2000 Ratification 06 Feb 2001
03 Dec 2009 Accession 03 Mar 2010
18 Mar 1992 28 Oct 2003 Ratification 26 Jan 2004
22 Feb 2018 Accession 23 May 2018
08 Jul 1996 Accession 06 Oct 1996
12 Jun 2000 Accession 10 Sep 2000
18 Mar 1992 28 May 1997 Approval 26 Aug 1997 End notes
18 Mar 1992 16 Jun 1995 Ratification 06 Oct 1996
18 Mar 1992 14 Sep 1995 Approval 06 Oct 1996
18 Mar 1992 21 Feb 1996 Acceptance 06 Oct 1996
18 Mar 1992 30 Jun 1998 Approval 28 Sep 1998 End notes
18 Mar 1992 30 Jan 1995 Ratification 06 Oct 1996 Declarations
22 Jun 2020 Accession 20 Sep 2020
18 Mar 1992 06 Sep 1996 Ratification 06 Oct 1996
14 Jun 2021 Accession 12 Sep 2021
18 Mar 1992 02 Sep 1994 Approval 06 Oct 1996
18 Mar 1992 23 May 1996 Ratification 06 Oct 1996
11 Jan 2001 Accession 11 Apr 2001
18 Mar 1992 10 Dec 1996 Ratification 10 Mar 1997
19 Nov 1997 Accession 17 Feb 1998 Declarations
18 Mar 1992 28 Apr 2000 Ratification 27 Jul 2000 Declarations
20 May 1992 07 Jun 1994 Ratification 06 Oct 1996
23 Jun 2014 Accession 21 Sep 2014
18 Mar 1992 14 Mar 1995 Acceptance 06 Oct 1996 Declarations
End notes
18 Sep 1992 01 Apr 1993 Approval 06 Oct 1996
18 Mar 1992 15 Mar 2000 Ratification 13 Jun 2000
09 Jun 1992 09 Dec 1994 Ratification 06 Oct 1996 End notes
04 Jan 1994 Accession 06 Oct 1996
18 Mar 1992 31 May 1995 Ratification 06 Oct 1996
18 Mar 1992 02 Nov 1993 Acceptance 06 Oct 1996
31 Aug 2018 Accession 29 Nov 2018
27 Aug 2010 Accession 25 Nov 2010 Declarations
07 Jul 1999 Accession 05 Oct 1999
13 Apr 1999 Accession 12 Jul 1999
18 Mar 1992 16 Feb 2000 Ratification 16 May 2000 Declarations
18 Mar 1992 05 Aug 1993 Ratification 06 Oct 1996
18 Mar 1992 23 May 1995 Ratification 06 Oct 1996
28 Jul 2015 Accession 26 Oct 2015
28 Sep 2021 Accession 27 Dec 2021
29 Aug 2012 Accession 27 Nov 2012
08 Oct 1999 Accession 06 Jan 2000
04 Sep 2007 Accession 03 Dec 2007
01 Nov 2022 Accession 30 Jan 2023
24 Mar 2023 Accession 22 Jun 2023
22 Mar 2023 Accession 20 Jun 2023
08 Jun 2023 Accession 06 Sep 2023
17 Jul 2023 Accession 15 Oct 2023
06 Jul 2023 Accession 04 Oct 2023

Non-Parties

Party Signature Ratification Status Additional information
18 Mar 1992 Signatory

Declarations

Declaration:"The Republic of Austria declares in accordance with article 22 paragraph 2 of the Convention, that it accepts both of the means of dispute settlement mentioned in this paragraph as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting an obligation concerning one or both these means of dispute settlement."
Declaration made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:"The Federal Republic of Germany, in order to protect information related to personal data according to its national law, reserves the right to supply personal data only under the condition that the part receiving such protected information shall respect the confidentiality of the information received and the conditions under which it is supplied, and shall only use that information for the purposes for which it was supplied".
Declaration:[Same declaration, identical in essence , mutatis mutandis, as the one made under Austria.]
Declaration:“The Republic of Lithuania declares that, for a dispute not resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 22 it accepts the means of dispute settlement provided in paragraph 2 (b) of Article 22 of the said Convention.”
Declaration made upon signature and confirmed upon acceptance:"The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts for a dispute not resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of article 22 of the Convention both the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:( a ) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice;( b ) Arbitration in accordance with the procedure set out in annex IV."
Declaration made upon accesion:“In accordance with Article 22 paragraph 2 of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, the Republic of Serbia declares that, for a dispute not resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of the Article 22, it accepts both means of dispute settlement in the manner and under the conditions referred to in Article 22 paragraphs 2 and 3.”
Reservation:In relation to article 3, paragraph 1 (c), the Spanish State takes it that the limits for waste-water discharges stated in permits shall guarantee, in any case, respect for the water-quality criteria of the receiving environment, based on the best available technologies and the technical features of the affected installation, its geographical site and local environmental conditions.

End Notes

With reservation of application to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

On 14 August 1998, the Government of France made a declaration with respect to the above Convention. The said declaration was communicated to all Contracting States by a depositary notification. Within a period of 90 days from the date of the depositary notification (i.e. 5 October 1998), none of the Contracting States to the Convention notified the Secretary-General of an objection. Consequently, the declaration is deemed to have been accepted for deposit on 3 January 1999.

For the Kingdom in Europe.

On 28 June 1999, the Government of Portugal informed the Secretary-General the the Convention would also apply to Macau. See note 1 under "Portugal" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.